Penn Foster Career School

Certificate in Property Management

Current property managers interested in enhancing their knowledge of real estate management practices could benefit from the studies offered in Penn Foster Career School's Certificate in Property Management Program. Learn more about this certificate program here.

Official Program Name:

Property Management Certificate

School Offering Program:

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Program Description:

Students of Penn Foster Career School's Certificate in Property Management Program have the opportunity to take general business courses while focusing on fundamental real estate topics and managerial concepts. Course topics addressed in the curriculum include the basic operational practices of community associations, fair housing practices, and property manager roles and responsibilities for multifamily units, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings. Students also learn about tenant relations, building maintenance, and real estate transaction processes. Business ethics, economics, organizational management, accounting principles, and basic computer systems will also be studied.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

For this program, Penn Foster supplies books and learning aids. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Certificate in Property Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • BUS 102: Property Management Orientation
  • CSC 104: Computer Applications
  • BUS 101: Introduction to Business
  • BUS 103: Managing Building Maintenance and Tenant Relations
  • ACC 115: Financial Accounting and Property Valuation
  • PLS 215: Real Estate Law
  • BUS 107: Property Management: Multifamily and Community Associations
  • BUS 108: Property Management: Commercial and Single Family
  • BUS 109: Risk Management and Fair Housing

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have earned the Certificate in Property Management, graduates could continue their education in a degree program. Students could apply to a bachelor's degree program. A four-year degree could be important for those interested in advancing in their careers as property managers.

Bachelor degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate

Career Paths:

Penn Foster Career School states that the Certificate in Property Management Program is designed for those currently employed in the field. In most cases, this program is not used for those seeking even entry-level employment. Students could use this program to further their knowledge and to prepare for further studies in this subject.

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