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Mendocino College to once again offer Real Estate Degree

    Ukiah, CA – No longer will an individual have to look any place other than Mendocino College to purse a Degree in Real Estate.
    Mendocino College is now offering an Associate of Science Degree in Business / Real Estate and a certificate in that same field.  
    The degree and certificate will allow an individual to meet their salesperson’s and broker’s license requirements.  The course requirements satisfy the educational requirements for both real estate broker’s license and salesperson’s continuing education requirements as prescribed by the California Department of Real Estate.  
    It will prepare an individual for a career in real estate sales/analysis, land development, real estate marketing, finance, mortgage lending, appraisal, escrow and property management.  
    Whereas other community colleges have cut back or in the process of cutting back their real estate programs because of the competition with private schools, Mendocino College has tailored their program to the individual by offering both evening and weekend courses.
“Students who would normally go out of the area to obtain this degree, will now be able to pursue their career goals, including their real estate degree/certificate here.    Because of our schedule of weekend classes, we are now attracting Bay Area students,” Mendocino College Real Estate Instructor Nash Gonzalez said.
According to Gonzalez, he is seeing individuals coming from as far north as Humboldt and as far south as San Jose for the real estate program.  Gonzalez even recalls having had a student from Nevada a year or so ago due to the weekend offerings at the College.  
    As of October 1, 2007, an individual seeking their real estate sales license must now take three courses in real state before taking the state exam.  The three courses include Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practices and one other 3-unit course from the Department of Real Estate’s approved list of courses, which Mendocino College provides.  
To become a broker, an individual needs two years of real state sales experience plus eight statutory courses in real estate.  The real estate degree would address the statutory educational requirements.  
    Real estate principles, real estate practices and real estate economics will be offered this summer at Mendocino College.  As an example, by completing all three (3) courses this summer, an individual would be eligible to sit for the Real Estate Salesperson’s License.  Currently this Spring Semester, Mendocino College is offering Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Finance, Legal Aspects of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Analysis.
For additional information regarding the real estate program, contact Gonzalez at igonzale@mendocino.edu, Mendocino College Business Professor Steve Hixenbaugh at shixenba@mendocino.edu or visit www.mendocino.edu.

Created: March 04, 2008 @ 02:00 PM
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