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UCI Division of Continuing Education Real Estate Practice Course Now Available

Curriculum Explores Elements of Sales and Brokerage Practices Used in Everyday Workplace

IRVINE, Calif. – February 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 UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit

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 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit