Real Estate

Get the education you need at a price you can afford.

Times change and jobs come and go, but or job remains the same Ė to stay ahead of the game so we can give you the best education and training to land the job you want and to help you grow as your career evolves. Whether you want a recognized industry certification, an associate degree or training to meet continuing education requirements, North Lake offers competitive prices. If you need help with tuition, various funding sources are available, including grants, scholarships, work/study programs, and student loans. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Get a certificate!

Industry certifications give employers confidence that graduates have the skills needed to be successful in the workforce. North Lake College offers a certificate program in Real Estate that can be obtained by taking the same courses required to meet the salespersons education requirements. Why not earn a certificate in Real Estate if you are studying to get your license?

Get a license!

The Texas Real Estate commission (TREC) governs the issuance of all Texas Real Estate license. Anyone wanting to meet the salesperson licensing requirements must take the following four courses:

1.        Principles of Real Estate I (RELE 1301)

2.        Principles of Real Estate II (RELE 2309)

3.        Law of Agency (RELE 2301)

4.        Law of Contracts (RELE 1311)

5.        Any RELE prefix course


Brokerís license


TREC requires that you complete 270 classroom hours of coreeal Estate courses, and an additional 630 classroom hours in related courses acceptable to the Commission, to satisfy requirements for the Real Estate Broker licensure. A 30 hour Real Estate Brokerage course must be completed as part of the 270 core hours.




Each individual granted a salespersonís license by TREC must recertify each year for three years by taking a total of 90 additional hours of instruction (two courses).


On-the-job training


The North Lake College Real Estate Cooperative Program is designed for anyone currently working in any phase of real estate. Your office manager or supervisor will work with a North Lake instructor during the semester for you to receive credit for activities and skills developed on the job.


Find your career


There are many career options in the real estate industry either as an individual professional or working for corporations, franchises, governmental entities, banks, and lending institutions:


          Real Estate Agent


          Property Manager


          Tax Assessor

          Loan Officer

          Real Estate Broker

          Office Manager


          Relocation Specialists


Do you like setting your own hours? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you a self-starter? If the answer to these questions is yes, you are a candidate for finding success in a flexible, challenging real estate career that can lead to financial independence. Or, do you prefer the security of a traditional work schedule? If you are interested in a work environment that includes interpretation of laws and analyzing data, real estate may be a viable career option for you too! Counties, cities, and school districts need professionals to work with tax assessments and consumers. Lending institutions and commercial entities hire personnel to negotiate and process residential and commercial property-related transactions. North Lake Collegeís Real Estate Program provides a practical approach to developing knowledge and techniques used by skilled professionals throughout the industry. Graduates of the program satisfy the educational requirements for licensing while earning college credit toward an Associate for Applied Science (AAS) degree. The Certificate program develops the basic skills for a real estate salesperson. The program offers course credit for on-the-job training and weekday, evening, and weekend fast-track courses for the busy professional.


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Real Estate Faculty


Theda Redwine

Program Coordinator


Shawn Johnson

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