Real Estate

Quick Facts

Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients rent, sell, or buy property.

Brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker.

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Our Program

Why Choose Real Estate?

  • Complete our program—which is approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)—to satisfy educational requirements
  • Spend most of your work day on the go—not at a desk—because real estate brokers — sales agents spend much of their time touring properties or taking clients to see properties
  • Specialize in residential or commercial properties, according to your interests

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Prepare contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds — leases
  • Advise clients on the home buying process: prices, mortgages, market conditions
  • Take prospective buyers to see properties
  • Mediate negotiations between buyers — sellers

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

  • Our A.A.S. degree program is the pre-license curriculum for the broker license.
  • Our certificate program is the pre-license curriculum for the sales agent license.
  • You will not be licensed as a sales agent or broker until you submit an application to TREC and pass the TREC license exams.

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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Degrees & Certificates


Pre-license education for the broker license


Level 1

Pre-license education for the sales agent license

Program Approval

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has approved our Real Estate Program to satisfy educational requirements.

The 5 required pre-license education courses for a sales agent license are:

For detailed information about pre-license education requirements, see TREC's Become a Real Estate Sales Agent.

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Real Estate 60 $4,140
CRT1 Real Estate 16 $1,104


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northeast Campus

Timothy J. Murphy
Professor of Real Estate & Program Coordinator

Call 817-515-6274


Updated January 09, 2024