TCC IS FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE REAL
Students can enroll and start learning any time and from any
NORFOLK, Va. – (Oct. 22, 2003) – Tidewater
Community College will be the first Virginia Community College
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
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
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
Wanda Hare, email@example.com, Interim Vice President, Workforce Development,