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Do you enjoy working with people? Are you a self-starter who would like setting your own hours?

Selling and brokering real estate is a great independent work option for an entrepreneur. A solid real estate background is also valuable in many different areas, including:

  • Educational institutions
  • Governmental organizations
  • Lending institutions such as banks and mortgage companies
  • Businesses with property-related transactions

Get the tools and skills you’ll need from instructors who bring years of real-world experience to the classroom. There are many options for busy people and working professionals to prepare for licensure as a Texas real estate agent or broker:

  • Daytime classes
  • Evening classes
  • Fast-track courses on weekends​

​Why is This a Good Career Bet?

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth increase of 17 percent for real estate agents and 21 percent for real estate brokers in Texas over the next decade. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent.

U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers’ lists real estate agent among its top 25 “best business jobs” overall through the coming decade. 

See more about careers in Real Estate​.​ 

Real Estate Degree and Certificate Options

Cedar Valley College • North Lake College

The catalog indicates the college location and course requirements for the following awards:


The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) governs the issuance of all real estate licenses in the state. Find out more about the requirements for real estate and broker’s licenses at:

Cedar Valley College

North Lake College