Department of Marketing & Fashion Marketing
Statement of Purpose and Advisory Committee Information

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Real Estate department is to provide premier courses and degree plans that give students the practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge needed to be successful in the field of real estate. Our curriculum provides students with first-rate professional and workforce programs that result in employment in the public and private sectors. It is based on identified competencies, has a capstone experience, and strives to be socially responsible as well as addressing employer needs. These courses will also allow students to qualify to take the Texas Real Estate License exam. We are committed to:

  • Providing students in the real estate degree plans the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their abilities that will enable them to seek employment in a real estate position.
  • Providing students in the transfer degree plan the knowledge and skills necessary for transfer and success at a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  • Providing students in the workforce areas the knowledge and skills necessary for job enhancement.
  • Providing employers in our community a trained, technically competent, and diverse workforce.
  • Providing all students advising from a qualified, dedicated, and accessible faculty.

Our overall departmental mission is threefold: 1) to prepare students for entry-level employment in the rapidly expanding real estate market, 2) to enable students to improve their job skills to promote career advancement and development, and 3) prepare students to achieve a passing grade on the Texas Real Estate Licensing Exam.

The department hires highly qualified professionals within our field of study and provides them the support they need. The department has relevant, up-to-date course materials and keeps text books current. Course content complies with TREC regulations and local industry standards and includes recommendations from the Advisory Committee. SCANS competencies along with Master Syllabi are posted on the departmental website.

The Real Estate Advisory Board is composed of recognized leaders in the field in ACC's service area. Members convene regularly to offer their combined expertise to influence the curriculum structure and instructional methods of the program.

Real Estate Advisory Board Members

  • Aguilar, Mario
    Committee Chair
    Title: Real Estate Attorney
    ACC Adjunct Faculty

    Company: Austin Community College
    1212 Rio Grande
    Austin, TX 78701
    maguilar@austincc.edu
    (512) 494.1916
  • Lanford, Wade (Lane)
    Title: Chief Compliance Officer &
    ACC Real Estate Adjunct

    Company:Texas Reliability Entity, Inc.
    117 Lake Village Rd
    Seguin, TX 78155
    llanford@TexasRE.org
    (512) 583.4940
  • Midkiff, Ina
    Title: Professor of Marketing
    Department Chair Marketing, Financial Management, and Real Estate

    Company: Austin Community College 
    Cypress Creek Campus
    1555 Cypress Creek Road
    Cedar Park, Texas 78613

    (512) 223.2072
    http://www.austincc.edu/ina
  • Martinez, Jason
    Title: Sales Associate
    Company: RE/MAX Capital City
    JasonMartinezRealtor@gmail.com
    (512) 381.2220
  • Salmon, Jim
    Title: Ph.D Education
    Company: Retired from Tx Education Agency,
    Real Estate Broker

    drsalmon99@hotmail.com
    (512) 632.2599
  • Reviel, Victoria
    Title: President, Williamson County Association of Realtors
    Company: 98th Meridian
    http://www.98thmeridian.com
    Victoria@98thmeridian.com
    (512) 680.7834
  • Woodfin, Jackie
    Title: Director of Education Williamson County
    Jackie@wcaor.org
  • McEnany, Edmond
    Title: Manager, Central Texas Realty Experts www.edmondaustin.com
    realtor@edmondaustin.com
    (512) 922.1003

Send comments or questions for this committee to ina@austincc.edu