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TCC IS FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE REAL ESTATE COURSE
Students can enroll and start learning any time and from any where.

NORFOLK, Va. – (Oct. 22, 2003) – Tidewater Community College will be the first Virginia Community College to offer an online Principles of Real Estate class. The 60-hour pre-licensing real estate course is an initiative of TCC’s Workforce Development Division. The course is recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Real Estate Board.

“The online course offers quality content that the student can review as many times as they want,” says Wanda Hare, interim vice president of TCC’s Workforce Development. “Students control when and where they learn, which are very appealing benefits for working students or those with families and other demands. Completion of the course fulfills Virginia’s requirements to take the Virginia Real Estate License Exam, the prerequisite for a career in real estate.”

The six-week course has continuous enrollment and is taught by Bill Sherrill, professor of real state, economics and business. Sherrill is a licensed broker in Virginia and North Carolina who has owned a real estate brokerage firm for more than 20 years. “The course is user friendly,” says Sherrill. “It’s designed with audio and video lectures and practice tests to reinforce the information. And, I am available for more personalized assistance when needed.”

The online Principles of Real Estate class includes a practice test for every chapter, which students can take as many times as they want. The computer automatically grades the tests so students can use them to review for midterm and final exams.

As a special bonus, TCC is offering students who pass the course the opportunity to take the Testing and Review course for the real estate license at no additional cost. This is an added value of $60 to $100 based on current market offerings. Completion of the course prepares students for real estate career opportunities that include brokerage, appraisal, property management, finance, home inspection, counseling, education and even personal investment.

Students have six weeks to complete the course requirements and can begin classes any time after enrollment. The cost is $300. Enrollment is offered through the Workforce Development office at 757-822-1234. Online registration is also available at www.tcc.edu/wd/courses/reg.htm.

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. It is the 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community college network and among the 50 fastest growing large community colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer
757-822-1085, LWhite@tcc.edu
Wanda Hare, whare@tcc.edu, Interim Vice President, Workforce Development, 757-822-1163

 
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