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Plans of Study 2014-2015

 

The Associate Degree program in Real Estate offers course work that meets the standards of professionalism in the real estate industry. The program follows a blueprint for real estate education developed by the Ohio Association of RealtorsĀ®. Courses meet the educational requirements for real estate licensure in the State of Ohio.

The program meets the career objective of persons interested in real estate sales or other allied real estate professions. For licensed real estate brokers and sales associates, it provides training to upgrade their professional competence and to meet future educational requirements of the profession. For students who plan to continue their education beyond the associate degree, it offers credit courses that may transfer to some four- year colleges and universities.

Prospective real estate students who plan to take the real estate licensing exam are more successful when they take courses as shown in the plan of study.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Real Estate, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of key principles and concepts involved in a real estate transaction
  • Prepare and present correctly all forms necessary to complete a real estate transaction
  • Create effective promotional plans to market property
  • Identify and explain different construction materials
  • Apply one of three appraisal techniques to the evaluation of a residential or commercial property
  • Manage a real estate property sales force effectively
  • Apply relevant formulas and microcomputer applications to the practice of real estate
  • Effectively apply current technology to real estate activity.

Real Estate Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
REAL 1011 Real Estate Principles & Practices  3
REAL 1013 Real Estate Finance  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 2 . .
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
REAL 1012 Real Estate Law  3
REAL 1014 Real Estate Appraisal 2
. or .
APPR 1101 Principles of Appraisal  2
REAL 1221 Residential Sales Practices  2
REAL or APPR XXXX Technical Elective  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Summer Semester . .
COMM 1105 Oral Communication  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 3 . .
COMM 2200 Business Communication  3
CMGT 1115 Construction Methods  3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance.  3
REAL 2220 Real Estate Ethics & Etiquette  2
REAL or APPR XXXX Technical Elective  2
REAL or APPR XXXX Technical Elective  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I 4
. or
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
BMGT 1111 Management  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management  3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service & Sales  3
REAL 2950 Real Estate Practicum/Seminar  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 70

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

APPR 1101 Principles of Appraisal  2
APPR 1102 Procedures of Appraisal  2
APPR 1103 USPAP & Fair Housing  1.5
REAL 2221 Professional Property Management  2
REAL 2250 Commercial Real Estate  2
REAL 2270 Introduction to Real Estate Investing  2
REAL 2275 Introduction to Property Renovation  2
REAL 2194 SPT: Real Estate  1
REAL 2294 SPT: Real Estate  2
REAL 2394 SPT: Real Estate  3

 
Approved General Education (GE) List
HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II   3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877   3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I:  Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African American History I: 1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African American History II: 1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy   3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

Appraisal Certificate

The Appraisal Certificate classes offered at Columbus State will  prepare  a  student  to  become  a  State  Registered  Real Estate Appraiser Assistant. The certificate program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare individuals for entry into the real estate appraisal profession.

Those interested in becoming a State Registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant must complete a minimum of 75 pre- registration education hours. Columbus State students may add other general education classes to this schedule. This certificate plan of study satisfies the required 75 classroom hours and includes APPR 1101, 1102, and 1103.

Upon completion of the Appraisal Certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Determine the best method to arrive at real property value
  • Complete various standard appraisal forms and reports
  • Demonstrate market analysis techniques and applications
  • Apply appropriate technology as needed within the appraisal profession
  • Continue appraisal education
  • Qualify to become a State Registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant.

Appraisal Certificate*

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
APPR 1101 Principles of Appraisal  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS .  2
Semester 2 . .
APPR 1102 Practice of Appraisal  2
APPR 1103 USPAP and Fair Housing  1.5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3.5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 5.5

*The three appraisal courses are also offered as real estate major electives.

Real Estate Pre-Licensure Certificate

This certificate program helps to prepare students interested in entering the real estate industry to earn their Ohio real estate license. The coursework is approved by the Ohio Division of Real Estate Licensing and meets all classroom requirements needed to be able to sit for the state licensing exam.

Upon completion of the Real Estate Pre-Licensure Certificate program, student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of key principles and concepts involved in a real estate transaction
  • Prepare and present correctly all forms necessary to complete a real estate transaction
  • Qualify to take the state licensing exam.

Real Estate Pre-Licensure Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
REAL 1011 Real Estate Principles & Practice  3
REAL 1013 Real Estate Finance  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Semester 2 . .
REAL 1012 Real Estate Law  3
REAL 1014 Real Estate Appraisal 2
. or .
APPR 1101 Principles of Appraisal  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 10

*Students may not audit pre-licensure courses.
*Pre-licensure courses are not available for Good as Gold program