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Houston Community College Industry Training Programs

Working in conjunction with Houston Apartment Association members and staff, the Houston Community College offers an entry-level training program intended for those looking to launch their career in the apartment industry. The Houston Apartment Foundation is offering six annual scholarships for individuals not presently employed in the field.

The HCC Apartment Leasing and Management Certificate program incorporates key areas of study for multifamily real estate professionals:

  • Multifamily Property Management
  • Property Management Software
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Leadership Skills
  • Hands-on Internship Experience

About the Program

In addition to property management training, the program offers courses in landlord/tenant law and leadership. The robust leadership component includes business writing; conflict management and resolution; customer service; ethics, integrity and legal issues in the workplace; and time management. A technology component is also included, which introduces students to the basics of property operations software.

The program also offers students the opportunity for real-world experience by incorporating a 64-hour internship giving students the ability to put into practice the skills, concepts and theories they learn through the coursework.

The program requires 144 hours of study, is priced at $1260 and leads to a "Marketable Skills Achievement Award" and certificate from HCC.

For more information on this program, please reference the website at HCC.

Scholarship for Property Management Career Development

  • The Houston Apartment Foundation will pay 100 percent of the total cost of the Houston Community College Property Management Certificate program.
  • Individuals must successfully complete, in full, a scholarship application that demonstrates a commitment and researched interest in a career in property management.
  • Each applicant must submit two letters of recommendation; special consideration will be given to candidates who submit at least one of these letters from an HAA member company representative.
  • Applicants are required to respond to an essay question in a minimum of 500 words.
  • This scholarship was created with the goal of cultivating new talent and skills through higher education to the benefit of the apartment industry; candidates currently employed in the industry or those possessing more than six months of industry experience within the last five years are not eligible.

    Click Here to Download the Scholarship Application
    Submissions should be sent by email, fax or mail to: 

    Houston Apartment Foundation
    Education Advisory Council
    4810 Westway Park Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77041
    Fax: 281-582-1508
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