In this option, you’ll learn from real estate professionals with extensive practical industry experience. Networking opportunities organized by the Real Estate Association club will enable you to meet industry professionals and attend key events.
You’ll gain real-world experience with local companies as you complete a team-based Business Consulting Project and through a structured one-day-per-week individual work experience opportunity called a practicum. You’ll also have the option of applying course credits from the diploma toward full- or part-time study for your Bachelor of Business Administration.
Jobs and careers:
- Commercial / Residential Brokerage
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate Investment
- Commercial / Residential Mortgage Financing
- Real Estate Marketing
- Property Management
Graduates from this option of the diploma will challenge any of the real estate licensing exams. These include:
- Real Estate Trading Services Licensing
- Mortgage Brokerage Licensing
- Broker’s Licensing
- Rental Property Management Licensing
- Strata Management Licensing
Graduates will also qualify for the educational component required for their Professional RI designation, which is granted by the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (REIBC). The RI designation is for those professionals who have completed a specific education requirement and experience requirement. This designation is granted by the Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) in recognition of the achievement of rigorous standards of education and experience that guarantee a high standard of real estate knowledge. Only individuals who have met specific qualifications can attain the RI designation and become Professional members of the REIBC.
“The real estate program at BCIT was a great learning opportunity. It helped me get a good job in an industry I’m passionate about. The content was practical and engrossing. The teachers were professional and approachable, and they even helped me win a scholarship. We were introduced to a ton of industry experts who helped me find the right career path. Now I’m working as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst for an established local owner/developer. I’m growing my career, making good money, and meeting tons of like-minded people in the industry who share my passion for city building. Thank you BCIT!”
Cameron Abram, Commercial Real Estate Analyst, Madison Pacific Properties Inc.
This option is the second year of a two-year diploma. For first year courses, click here.
The courses in Professional Real Estate have been designed by industry experts to give you the training and expertise needed for a real estate career.
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