About the Program
The Real Estate program provides students with the knowledge and specialized skills required for career opportunities in the real estate profession. Students may choose to prepare for careers in residential sales, commercial real estate, mortgage lending, inspection, or property management.
AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Associate of Applied Science
AREA OF STUDY: Business
Degrees and Certificates
Real Estate - General AAS / Online Option
Associate of Applied Science
Real Estate - Property Management Certificate Level 1 / Hybrid Option
Certificate Level 1
Real Estate - Residential Certificate Level 1 / Hybrid Option
Certificate Level 1
The Real Estate program provides students with the knowledge and specialized skills required for career opportunities in the real estate profession. Students may choose to prepare for careers in residential sales, commercial real estate, mortgage lending, appraisal, inspection, or property management.
Courses are available for professional development or for personal information. The Real Estate program offers current workplace curriculum and training in the use of technology to assist individuals and business and industry in meeting their professional goals.
This HCC Real Estate program is accredited by the Texas Real Estate Commission, 1101 Camino La Costa, Austin, TX 78711-2188, 512.459.6544.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one AAS in Real Estate. Students may choose from one of the following two specializations: General or Mortgage Lending.
In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
There are 11,982 Real Estate Sales Agents employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to decrease by 0.1% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 206 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $19.89 hourly, $41,000 annually
Online Program Restrictions
Language Option Restrictions
Some HCC Online programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. At this time, the only language option currently available online is Spanish. If you would like to take courses in a language other than Spanish, you would have to do so on campus.
Elective Course Restrictions
Some HCC Online programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online. If an elective course is not available online, it will be denoted in the program’s degree plan.
Required Course Restrictions
Some HCC Online programs may require students to participate in one or more campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. If a program requires participation in a campus-based course, the campus-based course will be denoted in the program’s degree plan.
Potential Course Restrictions
Some courses may require students to participate in campus-based laboratory sessions or proctored examinations. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.