If you’ve been considering a career in real estate, now is a great time to get started with classes at Lorain County Community College.
LCCC offers the classes required by the State of Ohio to become a licensed real estate salesperson. These courses must be completed before you can take the Ohio Department of Real Estate Sales Exam.
Courses are taught on weekends and are offered each semester. Courses are:
Real Estate Principles and Practices (40 hours)
This course familiarizes each student with the principles and practices of the real estate business through study of the nature, importance, and character of land; the real estate market; financing; property ownership; stages in the real estate transaction and appraisal, escrow and title work. Special attention will be given to fair housing, civil rights and ethics.
This course meets four times over two weekends. Class will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5 and February 11-12 at LCCC’s main campus in Elyria.
Law of Real Estate (40 hours)
This course provides the foundation for understanding the legal implications embodied in real estate transactions, contracts, and other relationships. Ohio (local, municipal, and state) real estate law, as well as federal civil rights laws are studied. Land ownership, its components, rights, responsibilities, transfer, and limitations are reviewed within the context of the sales transaction along with the contracts, deeds, and closing the title for the property. Specific attention is given to case law pertaining to housing discrimination, segregation issues, and eliminating the effects of prior discrimination. Course also covers agency law and landlord tenant arrangements.
This course meets four times over two weekends. Class will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19 and February 25-26 at LCCC’s main campus in Elyria.
Real Estate Finance (20 hours)
The institutions, methods, instruments, and procedures involved in the financing of real estate, the nature and characteristics of mortgage loans, government influence on real estate finance and the nature of the mortgage market.
This course meets twice. Class times are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at LCCC’s main campus in Elyria.
Real Estate Appraisal (20 hours)
Appraisal as it applies to single and double family dwellings. This class studies the factors in a property appraisal, which affect value. Approaches to property valuation are covered with emphasis on the market data approach and replacement cost approach.
This course meets twice.
Class times are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at LCCC’s main campus in Elyria.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2 at LCCC’s Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick.
Real estate courses are offered through LCCC’s business division and listed under finance courses.
Register for courses at www.lorainccc.edu/register, call (440) 366-4067 or register in person at any LCCC location.
- LCCC main campus, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria
- LCCC University Partnership Ridge Campus, 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville
- LCCC Wellington Center, 151 Commerce Drive, Wellington
- LCCC Lorain Learning Center, 201 West Erie, Lorain
- Midpoint Campus Center, 50 Pearl Road, Suite 300, Brunswick