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ERIC Number: ED109415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Real Estate Education in Community Colleges: The Texas Experience.
The paper describes courses and enrollments for the 43 Texas community colleges offering real estate courses during the 1973-74 school year. The most frequently offered courses were principles, appraisal, finance, law, practice, and brokerage. Results of questionnaire surveys of the 43 community colleges indicate a larger part-time enrollment by older adult students for reasons other than acquiring a degree or transferring to a four-year school. They also suggest that taking a course for credit confers a higher degree of professionalism on the individual than the same course offered in a credit-free or noncredit environment. The findings of a 1973-74 survey of San Jacinto College suggest a high enrollment of students in the mid-to-late 40's in courses to study for the State real estate license examination, for investment knowledge, or in anticipation of a second career upon retirement. It also appears that the prime reason for students' enrolling in the real estate principles course is to prepare them to pass the State examination. Forms, course data, the survey instrument, and printouts of their results appear in appendixes, which comprise nearly half of the paper. (JR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Certification, College Students, Community Colleges, Credit Courses, Educational Programs, Evening Students, Middle Aged Adults, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Real Estate, State Licensing Boards, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Real Estate Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Texas