Real Estate Certificate (REC)


The Real Estate certificate provides the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into the real estate field as a salesperson. The curriculum is approved by the State of Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate, and prepares students for the state licensure exam. Other courses provide basic skills in accounting, business, salesmanship, and mathematics.

Courses completed for the certificate apply toward the Associate of Applied Business degree in Business Management or other business fields.

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Take the State of Ohio Real Estate licensure exam
  • Sell residential and/or commercial properties
  • Perform management functions in real estate environments

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Real Estate Salesperson

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varied, may be commission sales

Employment Outlook

Good. Employment of sales agents is expected to increase by 3% through 2024.

Gainful Employment Data


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Real Estate Certificate (REC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
RE 100Real Estate Principles and Practices 303
RE 105Real Estate Law 303
RE 110Real Estate Appraisal and Finance 303
Semester 2  
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
MAT 111Business Mathematics 223
ACC 101Financial Accounting 223
Semester 3  
MKT 130Professional Selling 303
XXX XXX Technical Elective    3
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective  303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective  303
Total Credits:  25430


Technical Elective
ACC 121Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 11
ACC 122Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 21
FIN 150Business Finance3
LAW 101Business Law3
MGT 105Human Resource Management3
MGT 120Entrepreneurship3
MKT 101Principles of Marketing3
MKT 250Digital Marketing and Social Media3
Social Science Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
CULT 110Social Issues in Technology3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ART, MUS, THE; or any course from COMM, CULT, LIT, PHI, REL; or ART 120, or MUS 120

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Yvonne Baker, MAcc, CPA (Inactive)
(513) 569-4942
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