Real Estate

Sinclair College, in cooperation with the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® and surrounding communities, offers a comprehensive Real Estate Education program.  This program provides A Short-Term Real Estate Sales Associate Certificate consisting of the four pre-licensing classes required to sit for the state real estate licensing exam.  The Real Estate/Property Management degree program provides students with skills that will enable them to be building consultants, sales representatives, residential leasing agents, brokers, appraisers, and apartment managers with real estate firms, developers, and property management companies.

Why major in Real Estate?

The real estate field is growing all the time and provides opportunities around the world. By completing any of our academic programs, you will not only work towards your exams, but you will gain experience and insight into the workings of real estate and property management.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You are interested in finding out more about the real estate market.
  • You would like to work in an exciting field that carries a variety employment opportunities.
  • You currently hold a position and would like to gain licensure or the skills needed for promotions.
  • You are curious about the practices of building ownership, real estate investing, and property appraisal, management and rights.



Available Programs

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Associate of Applied Science
Real Estate

In the Real Estate degree program, students acquire a variety of skills in selling, marketing, leasing, buying, appraising, investing in and managing real property. Courses are offered which are required by the Ohio Division of Real Estate for persons taking the real estate sales examination. Students can select from three tracks: Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Investing or Property Management.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Ohio Real Estate Sales Associate

This certificate program is designed for the person who is interested in a career in real estate sales. The course work meets the educational requirement of 120 classroom hours for persons to sit for the Ohio real estate license exam: 40 hours of Real Estate Principles and Practices, 40 hours of Real Estate Law, 20 hours of Real Estate Finance, and 20 hours of Real Estate Appraisal. (Further state requirements must also be satisfied.). Seat hour requirements of 120 hours are strictly enforced by state rule. Successful completers will receive the Ohio Real Estate Sales Associate Certificate.

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