Real Estate Program

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The Real Estate program is a certificate program that provides training in essential real estate skills needed by today’s real estate professional. The certificate program also helps to prepare student to take the Illinois State Licensing Exam, as well as learn sales techniques.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Real Estate program at South Suburban College is to prepare students for a careers or promotional opportunities in the field of real estate. Students will be able to prepare to take the state/industry recognized licensing exam required to work in this industry.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and exam preparation required to work in the field of real estate. Students should be able to obtain entry level employment or enhance their job opportunities in the real estate industry. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • develop skills necessary to conduct real estate transactions, as a licensed agent;
  • understand the effects of legal documents in listings, selling, conveying, leasing, and financings;
  • understand the purpose of appraisals, nature of real property value, functions and methods of estimating value with emphasis on the residential market;
  • understand brokerage administration to include practical application of laws, rules and sound business practices for the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage company.

Real Estate Certificate (BUS.BASIC.REALESTATE)

This certificate is designed to prepare students to take the Illinois State Real Estate Licensing Examination and to learn sales techniques.

Overview for College Success

Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a course is designed to assist students in the navigation of becoming successful in college and life. Major topics include setting academic, career and personal goals; effective communication strategies; study skills; critical thinking; self-discovery; and learning styles. In addition, this course delves into topics such as stress management, diversity and other well-being topics. Students will develop educational and career plans, learn to utilize college resources and receive extensive help in course planning. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Students must take OCS 121 if they meet one or more of the following:

  • First time degree seeking students.
  • Transfer student with less than 12 credit hours and no evidence of similar course on transcript.
  • Registering for 6 or more credits.
  • Test into 2 or more developmental classes.
  • Currently does not have OCS credit or registered for OCS.
Overview for College Success CREDITS
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
BUS 245 Real Estate Principles 6
BUS 210 Principles of Sales 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
Total Credit Hours: 12