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Real Estate Property Management


This certificate prepares students for positions in property management in both residential and commercial buildings. Learn principles and scope of property managers and the common activities of property managers, including creating a budget, management plan, property analysis and maintenance plan. Students complete 26.5 credits, resulting in a Property Management Certificate. Classes are approved continuing education clock hours for real estate brokers, property managers, and appraisers by the Washington State Department of Licensing.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 4
Part Time: 5 to 6

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Real Estate Broker Exam

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$3,707.40 $4,227.60 $9,538.50

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
  • Weekend: Courses offered on Saturday or Sunday


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Learn the fundamental elements of the real estate industry, including sales and listing practices, financing, appraising, title, real estate law, escrow and property management. Great introduction class for anyone interested in a real estate related career or investing in real estate. RES 100 and RES 140 Real Estate Sales Practicies prepare students for the Washington State Real Estate Broker Licensing Exam. (Fulfills 60 DOL pre-licensing clock hours.)

RES 100 5.0

Course Substitute : BUS 169 - Using Computers in Business I (5 credits)

Learn Microsoft¿s Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and the internet to create marketing materials, manage time and contacts, communicate, create spreadsheets, and professional letters. Learn internet resources specifically for Real Estate Industry. Some computer experience highly recommended. (50 DOL clock hours)

RES 101 5.0

Study the maintenance and repair for residential and commercial properties. Learn to recognize maintenance problems and schedule preventative maintenance and repairs. Explore HVAC, roofing, landscaping, and janitorial services. Analyze maintenance and service contracts. (Fulfills 15 DOL continuing education clock hours).

RES 120 1.5

Pre-license course prepares the student for the Washington Real Estate Broker's License Exam and to enter the residential real estate sales industry. Highlights of what you will learn include: sales techniques and practices, evaluating, pricing and showing property, listing and purchase/sale agreements, obtaining and servicing listings, qualifying the buyer, negotiating and servicing the sale, agency, planning and budgeting. (Fulfills 30 DOL pre-licensing educational requirement.) Prerequisites: RES 100 or RES 210 (or concurrent enrollment) or real estate experience or by instructor permission.

RES 140 3.0

Review the principles of real estate law, including acquisition, encumbrance, transfer, rights and obligations of parties, and Washington State regulations thereof. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Prerequisites: RES 100 or RES 110 or real estate experience, or instructor permission.

RES 170 3.0

Use economic principles to analyze the impact that national, regional, community, and neighborhood trends have on real estate values. Study trends in the money market, community growth patterns, land use controls, taxations, etc., in the Puget Sound Region. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Prerequisites: RES 100, or RES 110, or RES 180 or RES 210 which can be taken concurrently, or real estate experience, or real estate license or instructor permission.

RES 220 3.0

Select total of 6 elective credits from courses listed below:

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

Develop skills in basic real estate mathematics using the Hewlett Packard HP10BII programmable calculator. Apply a variety of principles for real estate transactions, valuation, finance and other investment analysis. Students purchase and bring to the first day of class HP10BII calculator or may borrow an HP10BII from the Real Estate Program while supplies last. (Fulfills 20 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Recommend RES 100 taken concurrently.

RES 125 2.0

Course Substitute : RES 260 - Real Estate Finance - Commercial (2 credits)

Explore various financing programs for residential real estate. Learn to prequalify borrowers and generate closing cost worksheets. Gain knowledge about credit reports and credit scoring. Discover how underwriters determine who gets mortgages. Recommend RES 100 and/or RES 125 that can also be taken concurrently. (Fulfills 50 DOL continuing education clock hours.)

RES 164 5.0

This course teaches important functions in rental property management, property analysis, rental policies, rental surveys, lease provisions, inspection, building codes, tenant relations, operating policies and financial result analysis. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.)

RES 202 3.0

Covers commercial property management, including personnel policies, marketing, tenant management, property maintenance, security, collection, lease provisions, and record-keeping systems. (30 DOL clock hours).

RES 203 3.0

Learn how successful associations are established, operated, and managed. Explore the fundamental principles and procedures of various types of community associations, such as Home Owners Associations, Resort Association, and more. Applicable for property managers, association Boards, developers, condo sales agents, loan officers, escrow officers, and paralegals. (30 DOL clock hours)

RES 204 3.0