Real Estate

Our next Real Estate Principles and Practices courses start 9/8 and 9/15. 

Email CEinfo@manchestercc.edu to register. Scholarships available! 

On Campus Option

  • CRN 32720
  • 9/8-11/17
  • Fee: $499
  • 20 sessions
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 6-9:30 p.m.
  • AST Auditorium
  • Instructor: Marie-Louise Villar, J.D. 

Online/Remote Option

  • CRN 32722
  • 9/15-11/12
  • Fee: $499
  • 17 sessions
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Instructor: Marc Vallen, J.D.

Course Details

Job Description

Real estate agents represent buyers and sellers of commercial, residential and other properties. These professionals must be knowledgeable about local neighborhoods and property laws. Real estate agents may also need marketing skills to promote themselves and their properties and may be required to do research when pricing a property or negotiating an offer. Real estate agents may work evenings and weekends, depending on their client’s schedule. While some time is spent in the office, many hours are spent hosting open houses or prospecting for clients. Real estate agents often work for brokers and may interact with lawyers, accountants and financiers during the selling process. 

Employment Outlook

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, the 2020 average CT hourly wage for real estate sales agents was $39.93 per hour. For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Labor website. 

Admissions Requirements

There are no prerequisites for enrolling in the Real Estate Principles and Practices course and, as a non-credit program, admission to the college is not required. 

Program Description

This required course for real estate licensing provides clear explanations of modern real estate practices and a working knowledge of real estate in Connecticut. Property owners, buyers, sellers, and anyone interested in pursuing real estate careers or operations will find this course beneficial and rewarding. 

Course Descriptions and Schedule

Detailed course descriptions and the current schedule of classes can be found in the Non-Credit Workforce Development Catalog. There you will also find information about required textbooks and other program information. 

The Real Estate Principles and Practices course is scheduled for 64 classroom hours, excluding the in-class exam. Students enrolled in the course must attend at least 60 hours and pass the course with a score of 70 or higher in order to sit for the state exam. Students cannot make up hours in another Real Estate class. Should a personal or family emergency cause the student to not satisfy the 60-hour requirement, then the student should refer to the College Refund and Withdrawal information that is provided in class. 

Payment Information

  • Course Fee: $499. Course fee is due in-full at the time of registration. 
  • Textbooks: approximately $100
  • Exam Fees (out-of-pocket after the MCC course): approximately $80 for the Salesperson Application and $65 for the state exam. 

Scholarships Available

Need-based scholarships are available.

Easy Ways to Register

Registration Information

More Information

For more information about upcoming real estate courses, please see the “Real Estate” section of the latest Non-credit Catalog or contact:

Stephen Campiglio
Program Coordinator, Personal and Professional Development and Community Programs
860-512-2824

Additional Real Estate Course Offerings

Real Estate Broker

  • Real Estate Broker Legal Compliance – required 15-hour course
  • Real Estate Broker Principles and Practices – required 15-hour course

Prerequisite for both courses:  It is recommended that only those students who are  close to fulfilling the prerequisites for the State of Connecticut Real Estate Broker Initial Exam take either or both of these courses. Please refer to the guidelines below or visit the Department of Consumer Protection  website for more details about these prerequisites.

Please refer current Non-credit catalog on the Catalogs and Calendars page to access the course schedules.

MCC also periodically offers a variety of Continuing Education courses with credits approved for maintaining licensure for salespeople and brokers, as well as courses of interest to people who may want to buy and sell houses, become a landlord or flip properties. These courses include:

  • Real Estate Principles and Practices Review Course
  • CT Real Estate Legal Review and Update
  • Due Diligence for Real Estate Professionals
  • Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
  • Buying Foreclosed Property
  • Current Laws in Condominium Law
  • Basic Title Searching
  • Fair Housing Laws for Real Estate Agents and Brokers
  • Mortgage Loan Documentation
  • Mortgages and the Home Buying Process

Note: Real estate salespersons and brokers must fulfill educational requirements to qualify for State of Connecticut mandated exams. Please refer to the Department of Consumer Protection website for information on these educational requirements for Connecticut.

All of the real estate courses offered at MCC for licensure and continuing education have been filed with and approved by the State of Connecticut Real Estate Commission. All MCC courses meet or exceed the minimum requirements as outlined by the State of Connecticut.

For more information on the State of Connecticut Real Estate Commission, please visit the Department of Consumer Affairs website.