IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a new fully online Real Estate Licensure Specialized Studies program for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a real estate professional. The program was developed in collaboration with professionals in the real estate industry, and all courses are approved by the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE). Students who complete the required coursework for this program satisfy the educational requirements necessary to sit for the real estate license exam. The program is ideal for anyone who is interested in a program with curriculum that meets the requirements outlined by the CalBRE. First-time buyers looking to purchase property would also benefit from the knowledge gained in this program.
"With job growth for real estate agents and brokers projected to grow by 11 percent through 2022, UC Irvine Extension is offering a competitive program to answer the demand for this specific job skills training," said Stephane Muller, director of business programs for UCI Extension. "The online format offers participants the flexibility of learning anytime, anywhere."
Participants will benefit from acquiring an understanding of real estate opportunities and risk, exhibiting knowledge of agency and fiduciary responsibility, and demonstrating and applying the content mandated by the CalBRE. In addition, the coursework satisfies the 135 hour education requirement necessary to take the real estate license exam.
The courses offered in this program include:
- Real Estate Principles (Sept. 21 – Dec. 13) – This course offers a practical study of the basic principles, economic aspects, and laws of real estate. The topics will include legal descriptions and estates; encumbrances, liens, and homesteads; agencies; contracts; mathematics; financing and lenders; appraisals, escrows; title insurance; leases, landlords, and tenants; urban economics and planning; taxation; and careers in real estate.
- Real Estate Practice (Winter 2016) – Offering a look at the elements of day-to-day real estate sales and brokerage practices, this curriculum will focus on the selling process and the handling of a real estate transaction from listing to closing escrow. Topics include securing and qualifying listings and prospects, advertising, financing, closing the sale, and expediting the escrow.
- Real Estate Finance (Spring 2016) – This course surveys the concepts, methods, and techniques of financing real estate transactions. Features real-life case studies as part of the coursework.
- Real Estate Exam Preparation Course (Summer 2016) – Offered as an elective, this preparation course is an intensive review of the exam content, delivered by real estate instructors working in the field. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the content in the California licensing exam.
Registration for the Real Estate Principles course is now available. To learn more about the complete program or to register, visit http://unex.uci.edu/areas/business_mgmt/real_estate/?utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=realestate-pr&utm_campaign=real-estate-licensure or call (949) 824-4661.
About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs (http://unex.uci.edu/) and free, open educational resources (http://ocw.uci.edu/). Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution's social media channels.
About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities, it's Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.
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