Real estate licensing
Program The Real Estate curriculum provides the prelicensing education required by the North Overview Carolina Real Estate Commission, prepares individuals to enter the profession, and offers
additional education to meet professional development needs. Course work includes the practices and principles of real estate, emphasizing financial and legal applications, property development, and property values. Graduates should qualify for the North Carolina Real Estate license examination. They should be able to enter apprenticeship training and to provide real estate services to consumers in a competent manner.
Program This real estate option is designed to prepare persons to handle the sales of private Highlights residences, apartment buildings, industrial and commercial property and unimproved
land. Students also are trained in finance, real estate law, communications, and small business management. Real Estate Licensing Requirements North Carolina operates a “broker only” licensing system for real estate professionals. The NC Real Estate Commission licenses individuals as Real Estate Brokers. Individuals must meet a prelicensing education requirement prior to becoming licensed and a postlicensing education requirement after becoming provisionally licensed.
w The Real Estate program at Southwestern is a certificate curriculum whereby students may complete both Broker pre-licensing and post-licensing requirements Program Contact for North Carolina. Information w A Provisional Broker is eligible for full Broker licensure without taking a state Program Instructors examination when s/he satisfactorily completes the three 30-hour Real Estate Bob Holt, ext. 274 Broker courses.
Career Tech. Division 1.800.447.4091 ext. 204 828.586.4091 ext. 204
w Classes are taught in Sylva at the Jackson campus and in Franklin at the Macon Center, giving students flexibility to chose where they take their Real Estate classes. w Additionally, classes are offered both day and night enabling working professionals to maintain their jobs while going to school. w The program provides an excellent background for the new real estate investor, and is designed to fullfil industry needs in Western North Carolina.
Admissions Office 1.800.447.4091 ext. 352 828.586.4091 ext. 352 fax: 828.586.3129 www.southwesterncc.edu
Prefix # - Title RLS 112 - Broker Pre-licensing RLS 121 - Broker Relationships RLS 122 - Contracts and Closing RLS 123 - Select Real Estate Issues Totals Select one course from the following: ACC 120 - Principles of Financial Accounting BUS 110 - Introduction to Business CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers CIS 111 - Basic PC Literacy RLS 113 - Real Estate Mathematics RLS 115 - Real Estate Finance RLS 116 - Real Estate Law RLS 117 - Real Estate Brokerage RLS 120 - Real Estate Practice
Credit 5 2 2 2 11 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 2
Total Semester Hour Credits: 13-15 Award: Certificate
*A student must secure his/her provisional broker license before proceeding into the post-licensure courses and must complete the three mandatory post-licensing courses within three years of licensure in order to avoid cancellation of his/her license. Broker Prelicensing Course - Individuals must complete a prescribed, 75 hour North Carolina broker prelicense course in order to take the North Carolina Real Estate License Examination. Students who meet all requirements for successful completion of RLS 112 (Broker Prelicensing) may qualify to take the state license examination. Candidates passing that exam and meeting other requirements specified by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission may be licensed as Provisional Brokers. Broker Postlicensing Courses - Provisionally licensed Brokers must complete 90 classroom hours of postlicensing education within three years of provisional licensure. At least one 30 hour course must be taken each year. This requirement may be met with the successful completion of RLS 121, 122, and 123. Students must hold an active Provisional Broker license to register for these postlicensing courses.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared and qualified to take the North Carolina Real Estate examination. Additionally, graduates should be able to enter apprenticeship training and provide real estate services to consumers in a competent manner.
Employment opportunities exist with:
w Employment opportunities for Real Estate Brokers include operating real estate offices, or working for commercial real estate firms, as well as overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate and/or renting properties and arranging loans. w Employment opportunities for Real Estate Sales People include renting, buying, or selling property for clients. Additionally, they may perform other duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property sites, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Real Estate Sales People can act as agents for individuals who are selling property as well as individuals who are buying it.
Top Recent Employers
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Keller-Williams Realty World Dominium Smokey Mountain Realty Sunshine Mountain Enterprises Prudential
*Salary averages as determined by the North Carolina Bureau of Labor Statistics data in the North Carolina Occupational Employment and Wages 2008 Report. State salary averages are within a minimum/average starting salary range.
*Salary Real Estate Agents & Brokers Information Local: $20,035 - $40,529
State: $24,907 - $60,609