Property Management Apprenticeship

BEGIN YOUR CAREER IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

ABOUT

The Residential Property Management (RPM) Leasing Certificate Program is an employer-driven, earn-while-you-earn model that combines paid on-the-job  training with job-related instruction in ACC curriculum tied to the attainment of national skills standards.  Apprentices will learn about the Multifamily industry and learn the skills to be successful in the business, from skilled Property Management Professionals. Apprentices will gain experience as a leasing professional and learn skills to ultimately become a property manager.

WORK

Apprentices will be employed with a staffing partner where they will be placed at a local apartment community. Students will work full time in a temp-to-hire role making $17.00 per hour. After the first six weeks, students can be hired on directly by the apartment community where they will be eligible for wage increases. 

The six week temp-to-hire period should be viewed as an interview period with the property. The goal is to have all apprentices hired after the six week temp period. 

Education

Students will be responsible for completing the Residential Property Management (RPM) Leasing Certificate Program with Arapahoe Community College. 

Courses will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at the ACC Littleton campus for 6 months.

Location

Students will be assigned to a local apartment community in the Denver area. All efforts will be made to keep property assignments within 15 miles of the student’s residence.

Students will be required to attend weekly classes at the ACC Littleton campus.

Schedule

Students will work full time at a local apartment community. The weekly schedule will be determined by the Community Manager. Students must have availability to work weekend days and should plan to work 40 hours per week. Each schedule will vary and is TBD based on property availability.

 

Students will be required to attend classes Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at the ACC Littleton campus.

September, 2021 Session 

Important Dates for September 2021 Session

September 15, 2021 – March 23, 2022

  • ORIENTATION
    September 15 | 6:30-8:30pm | ACC
  • FIRST DAY OF APPRENTICESHIP
    September 20 | 9:00AM | TBD
  • FIRST DAY OF CLASS
    September 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | ACC
  • PROGRAM COMPLETION
    March 23, 2022
*No class  11/24, 12/22 or 12/29 in observance of the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays.

PROGRAM COMPLETION

Students who complete the requirements for the Residential Property Management Leasing Certificate program will earn the certificate from ACC and the Certified Apartment Leasing Professional national Credential.​

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LEASING CERTIFICATE
LEARNING MODULES

Multifamily Overview

  • Introduction to Property Management, Real Estate Management and Leasing
  • RPM Industry 
  • Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness
  • Objectives of an Owner
  • Enconomy, Housing and it’s Impact on rental rates

Leasing Process

  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Communication and leasing 
  • Touring the property 
  • Closing practices and follow up 
  • Qualifying a future resident
  • Signing the lease
  • Move in procedures
  • Market survey: Understanding the competition

Legal Matters

  • Federal legislation governing residential leasing and property management
  • Local legislation governing residential leasing and property management
  • Implicit bias and healthy workplace
  • Fair Housing laws
  • Equal Housing Opportunity

Resident Relations

  • Understanding the importance of resident relations and retention
  • Customer service
  • Resident activities 
  • Conflict management 
  • Dealing with difficult residents
  • Renewals, Move-Outs and Evictions 
  • The role of maintenance in Leasing and resident retention 

Accounting & Finance

  • Leasing Math 
    • Prorations
    • Percentages
    • Ratios
  • Property Accounting
    • Rent payments
    • Delinquency reports
    • Resident ledgers
  • Financial Performance
    • Cash-on-cash return
    • CAP rates
    • Property value

START YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CAREER TODAY