Certificate - Property Management

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Property management involves overseeing apartments, houses, or business complexes in the absence of owners who may lack sufficient time or the in-depth knowledge necessary to do so. Students who want to explore the property management industry might benefit from introductory education such as Penn Foster Career School's Property Management Certificate program. If you would like to discover some facts about this online program, continue reading.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster Career School's Property Management Certificate program is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of business theories and the legalities involved in managing real estate. Program lessons are intended to focus on methods for maintaining high occupancy and tenant-satisfaction rates. Other topics in the program cover building maintenance and risk management procedures. An accounting course is included in this program so that you have the chance to examine techniques for properly maintaining financial records and assessing the financial performance of properties. This is a self-paced distance learning program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

When researching this certificate program, consider whether you have leadership qualities as well as customer service and communication skills. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This Penn Foster Career School program includes nine courses. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows Vista®, high-speed Internet, Microsoft® Office 2010, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

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Course Code Course Name
BUS 102 Property Management Orientation
CSC 104 Computer Applications
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 103 Managing Building Maintenance and Tenant Relations
ACC 115 Financial Accounting and Property Valuation
PLS 215 Real Estate and Law
BUS 107 Property Management: Multifamily and Community Associations
BUS 108 Property Management: Commercial and Single Family
BUS 109 Risk Management and Fair Housing

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Although career opportunities may be greater for candidates with degrees, you might be able to seek entry-level opportunities in the field. Employment could be sought with apartment complexes, real estate agencies, or condominium associations.

Positions you could pursue might include:

  • Leasing consultant
  • Assistant property manager
  • Community association manager

Advanced Degrees

Degree programs exist for those who would like to further their careers by gaining more extensive knowledge of property management and real estate practices. When you become a graduate of this Penn Foster Career School certificate program, you might continue your education by pursuing degrees such as the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Real Estate
  • Associate of Applied Business in Real Estate
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