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Residential and Commercial Property Management Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree
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BAS: Property Management
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The Residential and Commercial Property Management BAS (RCPM BAS) program prepares students for a career in either residential or commercial property management. It is a multi-disciplinary curriculum, combining business, accounting, and real estate courses. The RCPM BAS is an extension of a business, accounting, or real estate AAS-T degree, with upper division courses in property management. Students from several different business, accounting, and real estate programs will be qualified to enter the RCPM program.

Learning Outcomes
  • • Demonstrate understanding and application of the principles and scope of residential and commercial real estate property management.
  • • Understand the economic factors that influence property management strategies and real estate ownership.
  • • Perform property management activities including the creation and use of budgets, management plans, property analysis and physical maintenance plans for sample properties, and manage information systems and gather and assess information to produce the maximum return over the long run for property owners.
  • • Create and assess merchandising strategies and then develop and present recommendations to owners/investors.
  • • Use technology, software and computer applications to support real estate property management related research, analysis, reporting, and marketing activities.
  • • Apply critical thinking and computer competency in using various software programs and internet resources typically used by property managers.
  • • Identify and demonstrate understanding of the legal and insurance issues that can affect managed properties.
  • • Hire and manage personnel effectively.
  • • Exhibit the knowledge to practice according to the ethical and legal standards of the Real Estate and Real Property Management industries, and apply those standards appropriately.
  • • Demonstrate understanding and the proper application of Landlord/Tenant Law, Contract Law, Civil Rights and Fair Housing Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations.
  • • Select and prepare various leases for various residential, office, commercial and industrial spaces.
  • • Create and evaluate marketing plans to lease residential and commercial space.
  • • Provide examples of sustainable and environmentally sustainable “Green” products, and create strategies for improving and/or maintaining an existing building and increase its value.
  • • Display an understanding of accounting procedures used to record and evaluate income and expenses of residential and commercial rental property.
  • • Demonstrate effective communication skills required for real estate property managers.
  • • Exhibit ability to interact successfully with all stakeholders and the public.
  • • Evaluate prospective tenants based on research and collected information from a variety of sources.
  • • Assess and analyze determinants of supply and demand and pricing in residential and commercial rental markets.
  • • Use quantitative reasoning processes to understand, analyze, interpret, and solve quantitative problems that property managers must complete like computing rent and operating expense per square foot for commercial property.
  • • Understand and analyze community associations’ budgets, financial reports and community association's governing documents.
  • • Create and implement a plan to develop and nurture a professional property management and real estate network.
  • • Demonstrate the ability to develop a plan for ongoing learning and professional development activities that will contribute to personal and professional growth and the improvement of the Real Estate Property Management industry.
Prerequisites

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

RCPM BAS Program Prerequisites: Associate degree or equivalent, plus the following prerequisite courses:

ENGL& 101*: English Composition I

ACCT& 201: Principles of Accounting I

RES 170* or BUS& 201: Real Estate Law or Business Law

ACCT& 202*: Principles of Accounting II

BUS 210* or MATH& 146*: Business and Economic

Statistics or Intro to Statistics

ACCT& 203*: Principles of Accounting III

English 101 fulfills required program general education credits. All other prerequisite courses fulfill required program elective credits.

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General Education Requirements (60 credits)

Credit Hours

ENGL& 101*

English Composition I (See Note 1)

5

ENGL& 102* or

ENGL& 235*

English Composition II or Technical Writing

5

MATH 116*

Applications of Math to Management, Life and Social Sciences (See Note 2)

5

(varies)

Ten credits from Natural World courses (must include at least 5 credits

of lab science)

 

10

(varies)

Ten credits from Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts courses

10

ECON& 201*

Micro Economics

5

ECON& 202*

Macro Economics

5

CMST& 220*

Public Speaking

5

(varies)

Five credits from Individuals Cultures and Societies courses

5

(varies)

Five credits from US Cultures or Global Studies courses

(Recommended: CMST 205 or HUM 105)

 

5

Notes:

1. Must be eligible for ENGL& 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of ENGL 097/098.

2. May substitute MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 148, or MATH& 151 for MATH 116.

 

 

Course Number

 

Elective Credits (60 credits)

Credit Hours

ACCT& 201,

ACCT& 202, ACCT& 203, BUS 210 or MATH& 146,

BUS& 201 or RES

170

 

 

 

 

Required Electives

 

 

 

 

 

23 or 25

 

(varies)

Any 100 and 200 level college credits not counted as Gen Ed credits

(commonly fulfilled by accounting/business/real estate courses)

 

35 or 37

Course Number

Upper Division Degree Requirements (60 credits)

Credit Hours

INFO 300

Introduction to Information Resources

3

RCPM 301

Principles of Residential Property Management

3

RCPM 302

Stakeholder Relations & Professional Development

4

RCPM 303

Introduction to Development and Construction Management

3

RCPM 304

Principles of Commercial Property Management

2

RCPM 310

Student, Senior, Military & Affordable Housing

2

RCPM 311

Marketing and Leasing of Residential Real Estate

2

RCPM 313

Marketing and Leasing of Commercial Real Estate

3

RCPM 315

Introduction to Negotiations

2

RCPM 320

Financial Accounting for Property Management

4

RCPM 330

Leadership and Team Building

3

RCPM 350

Revenue Management for Property Management

2

RCPM 401

Project Management for Property Management

5

RCPM 402

Supervision and Management

4

RCPM 403

Real Estate and Fair Housing Law

4

RCPM 410

Professional Ethics in Property Management

2

RCPM 420

Sustainable Facilities Management

5

RCPM 494

Practicum Portfolio

 

4

CWE 495

Baccalaureate Internship

3

Total Credits: 180

(excluding specific course pre-requisites, including program prerequisites)

Total Credits
180
Total Credits -- Minimum
180.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

 

FALL QUARTER

WINTER QUARTER

SPRING QUARTER

 

 

Junior

Year

INFO 300 – Info Resources (3 cr) RCPM 301 –Principles of Residential PM (3 cr)

RCPM 304 – Principles of

Commercial PM (2 cr)

RCPM 315 – Negotiations (2 cr)

RCPM 310 – Student, Senior, Military & Affordable Housing (2 cr)

RCPM 403 – Real Estate and Fair Housing

Law (4 cr)

RCPM 320 – Financial Accounting for PM (4 cr)

RCPM 330 – Leadership (3 cr)

RCPM 410 – Professional Ethics (2 cr) RCPM 311 – Marketing and Leasing for Residential Real Estate (2 cr)

RCPM 313 – Marketing and Leasing for

Commercial Real Estate (3 cr)

 

Senior

Year

RCPM 420 – Sustainable Facilities

MGMT (5 cr)

RCPM 401 – Project MGMT (5 cr)

RCPM 302 – Stakeholder Relations & Professional Development (4 cr) RCPM 350 – Revenue MGMT (2 cr)

RCPM 494 – Practicum Portfolio (4 cr)

RCPM 402 – Supervision and MGMT (4 cr) RCPM 303 – Development and Construction MGMT (3 cr)

CWE 495 – Internship (3 cr)

Elective Groups

Areas of Knowledge Distribution Requirements for BAS degree
 

VISUAL, LITERARY, AND PERFORMING ARTS (Humanities and Arts) 10 CREDITS

No more than 5 credits of a student/performance class (*asterisked below) may be used in this category.

Art: ART &100, 101*, 102*, 103*, 104, 105, 110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 114*, 115,* 121*, 122*, 123*, 163, 166*, 170, 201*, 202*, 203*, 205*, 206*, 207*, 210*, 211*, 212*, 213*, 214*, 215*, 216*,217*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 281*, 282*, 283*, 284*, 285*, 290, 291

American Sign Language: ASL &121, &122, &123, 210, &221, &222, &223

Chinese: CHIN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223

Communication: CMST &101, &102, 115, 145, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, &210, 215, &220, &230, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295

Drama: DRMA &101, 103, 105, 108*, 109*, 110*, 112, 114*, 116*, 120*, 121*, 122*, 123*, 131, 182*, 204*, 205*, 206*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 284, 285, 286

English: ENGL 104, 109, &111, &112, &113, &114, 117, 151, 152, 153, 201, 204, 205, 214, 218, 219, &224, &225, &226, &227, &228, 231, 232, 233, &235, 240, 241, &244, &245, &246, 251, 252, 253, &254, &256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 263, 265, 266, 267, 270, 291, 292, 293

French: FRCH &121, &122, &123, 204, 205, 206, 212, &221, &222, &223, 231, 232, 233

German: GERM &121, &122, &123

Humanities: HUM 104, 105, 110, 115, &116, &117, &118, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160, 200, 210, 234, 261, 270

Italian: ITAL 121, 122, 123

Japanese: JAPN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223

Journalism: JRN 101, 102, 103

Linguistics: LAN 101, 110

Literature: LIT 236, 238

Music: MUSC 100, &105, 106, 109, 110, 113, 116, 117, 119*, 120*, 125, 126*, 127*, 128*, 130*, 134 - 140*, &141, &142, &143, 144*, 145*, 146*, 147*, 148*, 150*, 151*, 156*, 157*, 158*, 160, 161, 163, 164*, 165*, 166*, 171*, 172*, 173*, 182*, 185, 204, 205, 213, 221*, 222*, 223*, &231, &232, &233

Russian: RUSS &121, &122, &123

Spanish: SPA &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223, 236, 238

Vietnamese: VIET &121, &122, &123

INDIVIDUALS, CULTURES, AND SOCIETIES (Social Sciences) 5 CREDITS

You are required to complete 5 credits of ECON& 201, 5 credits of ECON& 202 and 5 more credits from the courses below:

American Ethnic Studies: AME 150, 151, 160, 201

Anthropology: ANTH &100, &106, 113, &125, 130, 135, 201, &206, &210, 211, 212, 213, &216, &227, &228, 275

American Sign Language: ASL 120, 125

Biology: BIOL 150

Economics: ECON 100, 102, 240

Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 200, 202, 206, 208, 214, 294

Environmental Science: ENVS &101

Geography: GE0G 100&, 155, 200&, 205, 207, 230, 260

History: HIST 105, 106, 108, 120, &126, &127, &128, 131, &136, &137, 138, 140, 145, &146, &147, &148, 150, 191, 200, 208, 210, 211, 212, &214, &219, 221, 230, 241, 242, 251, 268, 269, 273

International Studies: ISP 101, 105, 110, 120, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, 270

Philosophy: PHIL &101, 102, 110, 111, 118, 160, 215, 220, 240, 245, 250, 255, 267 Political Science: POLS &101, 111, 112, 170, &200, &202, &203, 205, 206, 213, 220, 255

Psychology: PSYC &100, 120, &200, 205, 207, 209, 210, 217, &220, 230, 235, 245, 250, 255, 257, 294

Religion: REL 150, 151

Sociology: SOC &101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 120, 130, 150, 170, &201, 220, 230, 245, 250, 253, 265, 275, 280

Social Science: SSC 101, 103, 187

Social Welfare: SWF 200

Women’s Studies: WMN 140, 200, 205, 213, 257

THE NATURAL WORLD (Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics) 10 CREDITS

You are required to complete 10 credits of Natural World. You must choose 5 credits from the courses below in a lab science (*asterisked below).

Anatomy & Physiology: BIOL 128*, &241*, &242* Astronomy: ASTR &100, 102, 104, &110*, 201

Anthropology: ANTH &204, &205, 275

Biology: BIOL &100*, 102*, 106*, 107*, 109, 120*, 125*, 130*, 150, &160*, 161*, 195, 196, &211*, &212*, &213*, 228*, 229*, 239*, &260*, 282*, 285*, 286*, 287*, 290, SPS 201* Botany: BOT 110*, 112*, 113*

Chemistry: CHEM 106*, &110*, &121*, &122*, &123*, &131*, &139, &161*, &162*, &163*, 191*, 192*, 211*, &241, &242, &243, &251*, &252*, 255, 256

Computer Science: CSC 110, 111, 142, 143

Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 201, 202*, 203, 204*, 205, 206*, 208, 216*, 221, ENVS &101*

Engineering: ENGR 110, &111, 140, 142, &214, &215, &224, &225, 240, 271

Geography: GEOG 205

Geology: GEOL &101*, &103*, 104, 105*, 106, 108*, &110*, 111*, &115*, 118*, 202*, 207*, &208* Health: HEA 125, 150, 160 , 225, 228

Math: All MATH college transfer courses number 102 and above. Meteorology: MEY 100

Material Science: MSC 101

Nanotechnology: NANO 101* Nutrition: NTR 105*, 150, 155

Oceanography: OCEA  100, &101* Philosophy: PHIL &106, &120

Psychology: PSYC 222

Physics: PHYS &100, 107*, &114*, &115*, &116*, &221*, &222*, &223*

Science: SCI 100, 101*, 104, 107*110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 114*, 115*, 116*, 117*, 118*, 119*, 121*, 129*, 131* Sustainability: SUST 101

US/GS Requirement (US Cultures and Global Studies) 5 credits

You are required to complete 5 credits from either category below. CMST& 205 and HUM 105 are recommended.

US Cultures classes at NSC: AME 150, 151, ANTH &106, &210, &216, ART 254, CMST 205, DRMA &101, ENGL 219, 231, 240, &245, &246, 257, 258, 291, HIST 131, &136, &137 140, &146, &147, &148, 150, 212, &214, &219, 230, HUM 105, 200, 210, ISP 105, MUSC 113, 204, PSYC &200, 245, SOC 102, 150, 245, WMN 140, 200

Global Studies classes at NSC: ANTH 113, 130, &206, ART 255, DRMA 105, ECON &202, ENGL &256, 292, ENV 150, ENVS &101, GEG 230,260, HIST &126, &127, &128, 200, 210, 251, 268 HUM 140, 160, 234, 261, ISP 101, 110, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, MUSC 110, POLS &203, 220, SOC 170, WMN 205

 

Notes

What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

•  https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9141.00 (Property, Real Estate, and Association Managers)

What are some potential job titles?

Property Manager

• Residential Property Manager

• Commercial Property Manager

• Commercial Operations Manager

• Assistant Property Manager

• Apartment Manager

•  Property Management Coordinator

Wages, employment trends and pathways

•   Median Wages in Washington State (2016): $69,690 annual

•   Projected Growth in Washington State (2014-2024): +16%

•  Projected Annual Job Openings in Washington State: 210

Program Contact: Jesse Cooley, Program Manager:  jesse.cooley@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-6131

Website: northseattle.edu/programs/bas-property-management

Degree Type
Bachelor's