Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Careers in Real Estate

Important News

Beginning in Fall 2016 coursework designed to prepare for the State of Oregon real estate broker and property manager licensing exams will be offered on a non-credit basis through the PCC CLIMB Center, the continuing education branch of the college. After Spring 2016, PCC will no longer offer Real Estate courses on a credit basis. Real Estate courses will not be offered in Summer 2016.

For this reason, the Real Estate program will operate on a limited-entry registration system for Spring 2016. Registration is limited to current students that have previously completed Real Estate program credits. If you have questions, about your eligibility to register for Spring 2016, please contact program advisor Marta Hoenig.

If you would like the CLIMB Center to contact you regarding real estate course offerings beginning in Fall 2016, please email professional.training@pcc.edu [opens in new window].

The real estate industry offers many exciting and rewarding career opportunities with a wide variety of jobs to pursue. PCC can help you prepare for occupations such as real estate broker and property manager. Other possible real estate careers include loan officer, appraiser, escrow agent, tax assessor, title examiner, construction contractor, land developer and professional inspector. You can even learn how to become a real estate investor.

PCC can help you begin your real estate career or provide continuing education to help you renew your license. At this time PCC offers pre-license courses for real estate brokers and property managers.

General Interest Courses

We offer general interest real estate courses, which do not lead to a license. Examples include:

  • Introduction to Real Estate (RE 100)
  • Real Estate Investments (RE 250)


We offer pre-license courses approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency for the following licenses:


  • Real Estate Broker, less than one year certificate
  • Property Manager, less than one year certificate

See the catalog for information regarding program requirements.