Real Estate Certificate (REC)


The Real Estate Certificate prepares individuals for entry-level employment in real estate sales, property management, or real estate finance. Graduates are prepared to take the Ohio real estate sales licensing exam. Those who complete the certificate program also may choose to become real estate investors and entrepreneurs who buy, sell, renovate, and rent residential and commercial properties for themselves or other companies.

Three courses from the Real Estate Certificate are required to qualify for the Ohio Real Estate Sales Agent licensing exam. These courses are offered year-round, and all three can be completed in one semester by taking classes three evenings a week for 15 weeks.

Students seeking the Real Estate Certificate should be outgoing, flexible, and open to taking on new challenges.

Real Estate courses are offered only in the evening.

Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course Schedule and Costs

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Sell residential and/or commercial properties
  • Perform management functions in real estate environments
  • Invest in residential and commercial real estate
  • Manage investment property
  • Assist certified appraiser

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Real Estate Entrepreneur
  • Rental Agent
  • Property Manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varied, may be commission sales

Employment Outlook

Good. Fortune and Money magazines rated Property Manager the #3 job for young workers, with median pay at $81,400. Real Estate Agent ranked #17 on the same list.

Gainful Employment Data


Real Estate Certificate (REC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
RE 100 Real Estate Principles and Practices 3 0 3
RE 105 Real Estate Law 3 0 3
RE 110 Real Estate Appraisal and Finance 3 0 3
Semester 2      
RE 120 Real Estate Investing 3 0 3
RE 130 Introduction to Property Management 3 0 3
MKT 130 Professional Selling 3 0 3
Semester 3      
RE 140 Commercial Real Estate Management 3 0 3
RE 150 The Green Realtor 3 0 3
RE 200 Income Property Appraisal and Finance 3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective       3
Total Credits:   27 0 30


Technical Elective  
ACC 120 Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
FIN 150 Business Finance 3
LAW 101 Business Law 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 120 Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 140 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
MKT 250 Direct Marketing 3


Paula Kirch Smith, M.Ed., CHE (Request information via Lauren Todd)
(513) 569-1447