Real Estate Paraprofessional Technical Certificate

For Fall Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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With a booming real estate market, Central Florida is in need of real estate paraprofessionals. Obtain the education and skills necessary to support the industry with knowledge of property law, mortgages, policies and more to make yourself a valuable asset in this field.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.
Real Estate Paraprofessional
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: REPARAL-CC
CIP: 0722030203
Educational Pathway: REPARAL-CC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course includes an overview of property law in general and Florida law in particular. Students who complete this course will demonstrate a knowledge of real property law and its application to real property transactions. Students will understand the mechanics of various commercial and private property transactions and mortgage foreclosures. Students will appreciate the theories/concepts of legal descriptions, ownership, title searches, acquiring and transferring, appraising, financing, closing, leasing, condominiums and cooperatives, environmental law, taxation, ethics and drafting appropriate legal documents.
This course includes an overview of intermediate real estate law topics with a specific emphasis on real property transactions in Florida. Students who complete this course will understand the fundamental concepts underlying a real estate closing, including the issuance of title insurance commitments, policies and endorsements and various federal and state regulations that affect real estate closings. Students will appreciate the concepts of title examination, encumbrances and adverse matters, title insurance, water rights, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), Florida homestead and the Marketable Record Title Act.
This course is largely transaction and problem-oriented. This course will discuss problems involving real estate transactions under Florida law, including real estate contracts, parties to Florida transactions, financing, property descriptions and settlement statements. This course trains students in the use of the Attorneys' Title Insurance Database System for completing title examinations and updates and the E-Closing DT closing software program.
Students will perform duties for various real estate attorneys engaged in transactional practices. Typical duties will include providing legal and administrative support to the assigned attorney, coordinating communications and activities between the assigned attorney and clients, working with clients, the assigned attorney, title examiners, and underwriting counsel to coordinate, track, and follow-up on orders, assist with legal research, preparation of documents and other paralegal related activities required to support clients. Other duties may include preparing closing documents, ancillary documents, title-related affidavits, and policies and endorsements, attending to title curative matters and identifying requirements of survey exceptions. Additional duties may include preparing and issuing title policies, e-recordings, disbursements; providing reports as needed, providing specialized services and support to clients, tracking and maintaining client lists and overseeing and creating invoices.
Total Credits: 11

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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