Real Estate

Attention: real estate professionals

Metropolitan Community College has designed a series of noncredit, continuing education courses to fit your busy lifestyle.

Complete your CEU's and earn a degree or certificate through MCC’s Pathway to Credit.

These noncredit real estate courses are designed around skill sets or "competencies" that align with the needs of real estate professionals and are approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (Arello). 

  • We offer flexible, self-paced, online learning for today's working professional.
  • You will have the flexibility to study whenever and wherever you live.
  • You will separate yourself from the competition.
  • Upon successful completion of each course, you will receive a certificate of completion.


Step 1.
Step 2. Gain access to your username and password.
Please note: Your username will be available 24 hours (weekdays)/48 hours (weekends) after enrolling. 
Step 3. Log in to the online learning environment (Blackboard).
Read more information about Blackboard and how to log in.

Textbook:  The textbook is the same for the  three classes: Basics of Real Estate Finance; Sources of Real Estate Financing; and Loans, Defaults and Foreclosures.  If you enroll in more than one of these classes, you only need to purchase one book. 

Title: Essentials of Real Estate Finance 14th Edition eBook
Authors: David Sirota, PhD, and Doris Barrell GRI, DREI, CDEI
ISBN: 9781475428506
Cost: $40.31

Purchase your textbook.

Real Estate Investment Basics
Real Estate Investments & Taxes
Investing in Lands, Residential & Office Properties
Investing in Commercial, Industrial & Special Interest Properties
Real Estate Sales Basics
Leases, Tenants, Maintenance & Construction
Reports, Laws, Residential Property & Specialized Properties
Office, Retail & Industrial Properties
Risk & Safety Issues
Real Estate Property Management Basics
Target Marketing, Online Marketing & Social Media
Pricing & Promotion
Ethics & Insights
Personal Selling & the Close
Fair Housing
Mold Matters
Real Estate Taxes
Property Inspection
Mortgage Fraud & Predatory Lending
Sustainable Housing & Building Green
Virtual Brokerage
1031 Tax-Free Exchanges
Property & Risk Management
Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs & Auctions

Pathway to Credit provides Real Estate CE participants an opportunity to turn their continuing education experience into academic credit leading to a:

Business Management – Generalist, associate in applied science
Financial Studies, career certificate 
Business Management – Financial Studies, certificate of achievement

Real Estate Finance Basics  +  Sources of Real Estate Financing  +  Loans, Defaults & Foreclosures


REES2100: Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Investment Basics  Real Estate Investments & Taxes  Investing in Land, Residential & Office Properties  +  Investing in Commercial, Industrial & Special Interest Properties


REES2000: Real Estate Investments

Real Estate Sales Basics  Leases, Tenants, Maintenance & Construction  +  Reports, Laws, Residential Property & Specialized Properties  +  Office, Retail & Industrial Properties  +  Risk & Safety Issues


REES2120: Real Estate Sales & Brokerage

Real Estate Property Management Basics  +  Target Marketing, Online Marketing & Social Media  +  Ethics & Insights  +  Personal Selling and the Close


REES2110: Building & Property Management

Research indicates that the majority of realtors who achieve the highest level of earnings have a college degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: As the real estate market becomes more competitive and complex, some employers are preferring to hire candidates with college courses or a college degree. Some community colleges, colleges and universities offer courses in real estate. Some offer associate's and bachelor's degree programs in real estate, and many others offer certificate programs. Courses in finance, business administration, economics and law also can be useful.

All MCC real estate courses are approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission and certified by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials.

Nebraska Real Estate Commission
301 Centennial Mall South
P. O. Box 94667
Lincoln, NE 68509


150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Contact Lori Lothringer for more information.