First Residential and Commercial Property Management Bachelor’s Degree on West Coast to be launched at NSC

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North Seattle College (NSC) will soon offer the only property management bachelor’s degree on the West Coast. The new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Residential and Commercial Property Management (RCPM) launches in fall 2018 and will help meet a huge regional need for trained property managers in the midst of Seattle’s building boom.

Property management job openings are projected to grow by 17% in the next eight years, 10% faster than the national average. Graduates of North’s new bachelor’s program will be prepared to accept jobs as property managers, which have a median salary of more than $60,000 per year.  

“Graduates from the program will already have fundamental knowledge of the industry when applying for a position, and the opportunity to truly explore if this field is along their career path, while also applying their education to a broad range of business management opportunities,” said Elliot Sun, Project Director at Blanton Turner.  

A bachelor’s degree in the program gives graduates an edge in a dynamic field and the ability to earn competitive salaries, said Sun.

The new bachelor’s program at North is affordable with evening/hybrid hours for the working student.

Additionally, through the donations from Goodman Real Estate and WPI Real Estate Services, scholarships will be available for students in the program to apply for through the college’s Education Fund.

Property managers are responsible for managing real property assets including office buildings, apartment buildings, and mixed-use residential and commercial properties.

Professional property managers utilize a variety of skills including: customer service, accounting, marketing, human resources, and risk management in order to recruit tenants, create contracts and leases, and maximize profit for the owners.

“Students take a combination of business, accounting, and property management courses in the RCPM BAS program. The curriculum prepares students to begin work immediately in property management, as well as provides the opportunity to gain industry related certifications upon graduation,” said Jesse Cooley, Director of BAS Programs at NSC. “The program also has practicum and internship requirements, which grant students real-world experience through industry projects and work opportunities at property management firms,” stated Cooley.  

North’s property management bachelor’s program is ideal for business and accounting students who want to make the transition to an exciting and well-paying career in property management. Real estate professionals who want to move into or specialize in property management can also benefit from the degree.

The new program brings North’s BAS degree offerings to four and joins already established bachelor’s in Application Development, Early Childhood Education and International Business.

Information sessions for the new property management bachelor’s degree program will be held at North Seattle College on:

  • Thursday, March 29, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 21 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Students can apply now to join the program in fall 2018. The program application is available online at the program webpage:

Posted on: March 9th, 2018 at 15:52:50

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