Our Programs

The Community and Economic Development Department offers specialized skills certificate in:

Apartment Management
Bank Teller


Some of our courses include the following:

  • Community economic development
  • Community organizing
  • Non-profit management
  • Affordable housing development
  • Commercial real estate development
  • Real estate finance
  • Homeownership and community lending
  • Mortgage finance fundamentals
  • Mortgage finance technology applications
  • Apartment management
  • Bank teller training

Community Planning and Mortgage Finance students benefit from an interdisciplinary education and training program involving real estate, banking, finance, business, labor studies, architecture and construction.

Our industry partnerships provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience with major employers, community organizations and industry leaders. The following are some of the activities students participate in through class projects and internships:

Revitalizing Neighborhoods

  • Transform abandoned properties into a neighborhood retail centers
  • Preserve historic community structures
  • Develop affordable housing and industrial parks
  • Create open space and recreational areas
  • Replace nuisance properties with new schools

Building Family & Community Assets

  • Train residents for good paying jobs
  • Create new enterprises with community youth
  • Provide financing and technical services to small business
  • Help low-to-moderate income residents access cheaper financial tools and credits
  • Provide financial and credit management and homeownership education to low-wage workers and families
  • Work with financing subsidies to help low-to-moderate income families buy their first homes

Improving Social and Economic Conditions

  • Organize tenants to convert market rate housing to a cooperative
  • Eliminate nuisance land uses
  • Improve neighborhood schools
  • Increase access to quality social services