STCC introduces ‘house flipping’ course
Jennifer DeForge, the instructor for House Flipping 101, remodeled this home to prepare for selling. The class will explore renovations and other strategies to improve the value of a house.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will offer a course designed for anyone who would like to start and own a successful “house flipping” business in Massachusetts.
House Flipping 101 is a six-week online course taught through STCC’s online learning management system, Blackboard. The course, which runs April 5-May 14, will include guidelines necessary for legal and building standards in conducting work in the residential building sector. “House flipping” is a type of investment strategy in which someone purchases property not with the intention to use, but with the intention of selling it for a profit.
The course includes discussion boards, weekly content and virtual live sessions each week. Students must commit a minimum of eight hours per week to be successful. The course is asynchronous, which means lessons are not “live” or with real-time interaction. Students may complete each weekly section as their schedule allows.
The instructor, Jennifer DeForge, is a professor in the STCC Architecture and Building Technology Program. A local sustainable designer and builder in Western Massachusetts, DeForge holds a current Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License and has worked on building projects ranging from small remodels to designing and constructing energy efficient custom-built homes.
DeForge will help students understand the real estate market, where to buy a property, the foreclosure process, buying properties at tax sales and evaluating properties and estimating renovation costs.
Students also will review house flipping mistakes, tax implications, the use of tax deductions and rolling over a buyer’s profits into the next flip.
The course is offered through STCC’s Workforce Development Center, which delivers noncredit programs and classes that meet the ever-changing workforce demands of individuals, businesses and industries in the region.
For more information and to enroll, visit stcc.edu/wdc. For questions, call (413) 755-4225.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.