Do you enjoy working with people? Are you a self-starter who would like setting your own hours?

Selling and brokering real estate is a great independent work option for an entrepreneur. A solid real estate background is also valuable in many different areas, including:

  • Educational institutions
  • Governmental organizations
  • Lending institutions such as banks and mortgage companies
  • Businesses with property-related transactions

Get the tools and skills you’ll need from instructors who bring years of real-world experience to the classroom. There are many options for busy people and working professionals to prepare for licensure as a Texas real estate agent or broker:

  • Daytime classes
  • Evening classes
  • Fast-track courses on weekends​

Real Estate At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Real Estate jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher.
Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 21% for real estate agents and 18% for real estate brokers in Texas over the next decade.

See more about careers in Real Estate.

Real Estate Degree and Certificate Options

Cedar Valley College

The catalog indicates the college location and course requirements for the following awards:


The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) governs the issuance of all real estate licenses in the state. Find out more about the requirements for real estate and broker’s licenses at:

Cedar Valley College

Real Estate Licensing

In order to meet the minimum education requirements necessary to qualify to take the Texas Real Estate Sales License exam, you will need to take 6 college credit courses we offer here at Cedar Valley College:

• Principles of Real Estate (RELE 1301),

• Principles of Real Estate II (RELE 1338),

• Law of Agency (RELE 2301),

• Law of Contracts (RELE 1311),

• Contract Forms and Addenda (RELE 1200 or RELE 1300),

• and Real Estate Finance (RELE 1319),

The above 6 courses total 17 to 18 semester hours which exceeds the classroom hour minimum required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC.) I recommend the courses be taken in the order given above, though this is not required.  How long it would take you to complete these courses really depends on you and your schedule.  Some students complete all six courses in one semester.

Requirements for completing our Associates Degree in Real Estate (60 semester hours) are designed to also meet the educational requirements for attaining a Real Estate Broker’s License. Courses you take here toward your salesperson licensing also are credited to earning your degree here. You may review degree requirements in the catalog.

In addition to the educational requirements enumerated above, other requirements for Broker licensing include at least 4 years active experience as a Salesperson Licensee.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit