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Real Estate

The Real Estate curriculum at College of DuPage meets the needs of students who would like to begin a career in the real estate industry. The curriculum includes courses required by the State of Illinois that qualify students to take the following state license examinations:

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Managing Broker

To enroll, please contact the Continuing Education Registration Team at CE@cod.edu or (630)942-2208.

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Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing Courses (75-hours)

*Real Estate courses meet the new (75 Hr) State approved curriculum

This is a 60-hour required course to take the Illinois Real Estate Broker License Examination

Spring 2023

Pre-License Topics Evening Hybrid (60 hours)
Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 to April 12
6 to 8:50 p.m. 
PROED-1130-HY003, $700
 
Monday, Jan. 23 to April 10 
6 to 8:50 p.m. 
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) Room 1439
 
Wednesday, Jan. 25 to April 12 
6 to 8:50 p.m. 
Virtual Classroom (Students are required to be logged-in for entire course session)
 
Pre-License Topics Morning Hybrid (60 hours)
Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 24 to April 13
10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. 
PROED-1130-HY005, $700
 
Tuesday, Jan. 24 to April 11 
10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) Room 1439
 
Thursday, Jan. 26 to April 13 
10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Virtual Classroom (Students are required to be logged-in for entire course session)

 

This is a 15-hour required course to take the Illinois Real Estate Broker's License Examination. Prerequisite: Real Estate 1130 with a grade of 75 percent or better.

Fall 2022

Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Dec. 5
6 to 8:35 p.m.
PROED-1131-HYB001, $140
 
Monday, Nov. 14 to Dec. 5
6 to 8:35 p.m.
Virtual Classroom (Students are required to be logged-in for entire course session)
 
Wednesday, Nov. 16 to 30 (No class Nov. 23)
6 to 8:35 p.m.
Main Campus, BIC 1439
 
Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 15 to Dec. 6
10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
PROED-1131-HYB002, $140
 
Tuesday, Nov. 15 to Dec. 6
10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Virtual Classroom (Students are required to be logged-in for entire course session)
 
Thursday, Nov. 17 to Dec. 1 (No class Nov. 24)
10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Main Campus, BIC 1439
 

Spring 2023

Real Estate Principles Interactive Evening Hybrid (15 hours)
Monday and Wednesday, April 17 to May 3
6 to 8:35 p.m. 
PROED-1131-HY003, $140
 
Monday, April 17 to May 1
6 to 8:35 p.m. 
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) Room 1439
 
Wednesday, April 19 to May 3
6 to 8:35 p.m. 
Virtual Classroom (Students are required to be logged-in for entire course session)
 
Real Estate Principles Interactive Morning Hybrid (15 hours)
Tuesday and Thursday, April 18 to May 4 
10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. 
PROED-1131-HY005, $140
 
Tuesday, April 18 to May 2
6 to 8:35 p.m. 
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) Room 1439
 
Thursday, April 20 to May 4
6 to 8:35 p.m. 
Virtual Classroom (Students are required to be logged-in for entire course session)
 
Requirements: .
  • Be at least 18 years of age to take State exam
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a Social Security Number of Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Successfully complete the required coursework with strict attendance requirement of 75 classroom hours

Real Estate Broker Post-Licensing Courses (45-hours)

The 45-hour Broker Post-License Requirement (composed of three, 15-hour courses) needs to be completed for your first renewal. The three required courses address core topics essential to the development of a newly-licensed real estate broker, including Illinois license law, agency obligations and disclosure, purchase agreements and other contracts, fair housing, antitrust, transaction handling, working with sellers and buyers, risk management, ethics, advertising and professional development.

You Need To Take This Course If:
If you were originally licensed on or after Nov. 1, 2021 you need to complete this 45-hour post-licensing course series for your first license renewal period ending April 30, 2024. The three required courses (15 hours each) address core topics essential to the development of a newly licensed real estate broker. Evening classes available!
 

*Real Estate courses meet the (45 Hr) State approved curriculum

This course will satisfy 15 hours of the 45 required broker-post license requirements. Applied Brokerage Principals will train agents how to use the laws learned and apply them to the real estate business. Practical applications to the Real Estate Licensing Act and Administrative Rules with are learned. Concepts of agency, escrow, advertising, brokerage services, real estate related tax issues, business skills, and working in a team environment will be covered in an interactive format using case studies and instruction to bring these issues to life

Dates TBD 

This course will satisfy 15 hours of the 45 required broker-post license requirements. Lecture and case studies will be used to reinforce the importance of risk management in the areas of agency, fair housing, disclosures, antitrust, sexual harassment prevention, escrow issues, marketing & advertising, and insurance. Information on grounds for discipline on state & federal levels and the disciplinary process will be learned in an interactive manner.

Dates TBD 

This course will satisfy 15 hours of the 45 required broker-post license requirements. Case studies and scenarios along with lecture will help students gain the practical knowledge needed in real estate transactions. This class will focus on buyer & seller issues including pricing, CMAs, seller & buyer counseling, qualifying buyers, & showing property. Students will review the essential elements of listing, buyer agency, and sales contract formation. Negotiating issues such as offer formation, counteroffers, and multiple offer scenarios will be taught in a situational manner along with other common issues such as inspections, appraisals, and closing requirements. Property management & leases for both residential & commercial property will be discussed.

Dates TBD

To qualify for the Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker Examination, students need to take:

  • PROED 1138 (non-credit)
    Real Estate Managing Broker Pre-License Topics  (30 classroom hours)
  • PROED 1139 (non-credit)
    Real Estate Managing Broker Pre-License Applied Management and Supervision (15 classroom hours)

 

The following contact information is for adjunct Real Estate instructors associated with the Real Estate program at College of DuPage:

Contact Information

Amanda Skarosi, M.B.A.
Program Manager - Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111
(630) 942-2524
Email: skarosia@cod.edu

Debbie Hasse, M.Ed.
Senior Manager - Continuing Education 
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111
(630) 942-2679
Email: hassed@cod.edu