Prepare for an entry-level position as a leasing consultant or assistant property manager.

Residential Property Management is an essential business that never closes. If you are seeking to gain the knowledge to start your own management company, work for a larger management company, or manage your own property more effectively, these courses are for you!

The Residential Property Management courses give you access to industry knowledge, modern management techniques, the laws for various jurisdictions, resources to improve your hiring opportunities, and connection to other small business owners.

To successfully complete this program, participants must obtain the required textbook, which will be used in both classes:

Practical Apartment Management, 7th Edition

ISBN: 9781572032880, Author: Clare, Publisher: Institute of Real Estate Management

Books may be purchased online through the College Bookstore:

College Bookstore

Course Descriptions

RES-333 - Introduction to Residential Property Management

Only offered in the fall. This course is designed to introduce students to residential property management. First, students examine how and why residential property can be a good financial investment. Next, students explore the different types of residential property and the possible ownership structures. Students also learn about various operating policies and procedures for leasing rental properties. Additionally, they explore the roles of managers, leasing agents, and supervisors and how personnel are hired and managed. Next, students examine how marketing and awareness of cultural diversity impact attracting and retaining tenants. Lastly, students interpret how local, state, and federal laws impact property management. This course prepares students for entry-level positions as leasing consultants or assistant property managers. Instructor: Raquel Phillips. 30 sessions, $495* (includes a $180 lab fee)

Fall 2024

Syn# 11817 | Tuesdays | 8/27-12/10/24 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. | Hybrid/ Largo Campus (CAT-215) & Canvas

Eight on-campus meetings:  8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19 & 12/3/24.

RES-318 - Maintenance and Residential Property Management

Only offered in the spring. This course is designed to prepare students to develop and implement maintenance systems for residential properties. Students examine the components of and learn to write a maintenance program. Students develop a budget for repair, maintenance, specials and big-ticket items, and learn to determine whether renovating or upgrading a property would be a wise investment. Additionally, students analyze how environmental factors and energy and water conservation impact the maintenance program. Students analyze ways to minimize risks in property maintenance through use of current rules and regulations. Lastly, students explore how to staff for maintenance, both in-house and through contracts. Students summarize their knowledge and skills by writing and presenting a full maintenance plan. Recommended prerequisite: RES-333. Instructor: Raquel Phillips. 30 sessions, $525* (includes a $200 lab fee)

Spring 2025 course information TBA

*Tuition waiver for age 60+; student pays registration and lab fees.

eLearning Methods at PGCC


Learning on Your Own Time

Students taking an online class can access course content 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and engage in discussions using Canvas with their instructors and fellow learners. Instructors will set deadlines and due dates for assignments, tests, projects, and other coursework.


Learning in Real Time

Students taking a remote class will meet online via the Canvas platform at scheduled times. Students will access learning materials, view assignments, and participate in discussions via Canvas.

How to Register

Registering online via Owl Link is the fastest and gives you the best chance to get the classes you want. You’ll need an email address and a credit card to register online.

  • If you have enrolled before, click here to log in and register.
  • If you are a new student, click here to create a student account. Follow the prompts. You’ll receive two emails with your login name and password information. Use these to log in to Owl Link from 
Registration Instructions

View these instructions for logging in to Owl Link and registering for Continuing Education classes.   

Submit a Registration Form

Students are encouraged to register for classes on their own through Owl Link but may also submit a registration form online to the Office of Records and Registration.


A property manager working under a real estate broker in Maryland does not need a license.

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