IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) - The University of California, Irvine Extension has announced the new Real Estate Practice course. Providing an in-depth analysis of day-to-day real estate sales and brokerage practices, the curriculum emphasizes the selling process, and how to handle a real estate transaction from the listing to the closing of escrow. Topics such as securing and qualifying listings and prospects, advertising, financing and closing the sale, and expediting the escrow will also be included in the course. Developed in collaboration with professionals in the real estate industry, the course is offered online starting March 28. Registration is now open.

"For those pursuing a career in real estate, this course provides a thorough and complete overview of what a real estate agent does every day while on the job," said Stephane Muller, director of business programs for UCI Extension. "Taught by an accomplished industry professional, course participants will also receive first-hand experience on owning and operating a real estate business."

Course instructor Joel Carlson is a broker/owner of MJC Realty in Newport Beach, and is a designated instructor from the National Association of Realtors. As an author and Master Instructor for the California Association of Realtors, Carlson has taught an extensive list of real estate courses. The Real Estate Practice course is part of the Real Estate Licensure Program at UCI Extension. The program as a whole satisfies the educational requirement (135 hours of education) necessary to sit for the real estate license exam. The program is ideal for anyone who is interested in a curriculum that meets the requirements outlined by the CalBRE. Courses offered within the Licensure Program, like Real Estate Practice and others, may be taken independently without enrolling in the full certificate program.

Registration for the course is now available. To learn more about the complete program or to register, visit Real Estate Practice course or call (949) 824-4661.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs (found here) and free, open educational resources ( Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution's social media channels

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities, it's Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.

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