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Appraisal Studies: Summer Courses

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Summer 2014 “Appraisal Camp” Certificate Courses

This accelerated summer program enables you to earn your Purchase College certificate in just over two weeks! Take courses individually (provided that prerequisites have been met) or earn a certificate by completing all certificate requirements. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have taken the first step toward (a) becoming an appraiser or working as an appraisal expert in a gallery, auction house, or insurance company and (b) qualifying for eventual accreditation and membership in the ASA. All required courses are taught by accredited senior appraisers. Please refer to About the Certificate Program for information on certificate program requirements, textbooks, and Purchase College email account activation.

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by May 2.

Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (PP/GJ201)
Learn general valuation theory and principles that are necessary for appraisals, historical antecedents of modern appraisal practice, appraisal terminology, the various intended uses of appraisals and the steps of the appraisal process, and factors affecting personal property valuation.
Syllabus
ASC1000 / noncredit / $850
Discount: $800 (ASA members; Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Edith Yeomans
Sat.–Mon., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. & Tues., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
June 7–10 (4 sessions)
Fort Awesome, Room 0135

Development of a Personal Property Appraisal:
Research and Analysis
(PP202)
Understand the relationship between valuation theory, market economics, and statistics. Topics include matching appraisal methods to appraisal uses and objectives, researching primary and secondary sources, how to use statistics in valuation, the work plan and its components, research design and organization, and interpretation of catalog information and prices.
Syllabus
Prerequisite: ASC 1000
ASC1010 / noncredit / $850
Discount: $800 (ASA members; Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Frances Zeman
Wed.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
June 11–14 (4 sessions)
Library, Room 1004D

Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal:
Writing the Appraisal Report
(PP203)
Learn the components of a written appraisal report, the development of the appraisal narrative, and how to support the argument for value. Strengthen writing skills when valuing property for insurance scheduling and apply research and analysis of market data to complete an individual appraisal, using the course materials introduced in HRE 9001.
Syllabus
Prerequisite: ASC 1010
ASC1020 / noncredit / $850
Discount: $800 (ASA members; Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Sandra Tropper
Sun.–Tues., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. & Wed., 9 a.m.–noon
June 15–18 (4 sessions)
Ft. Awesome, Room 0135

Personal Property Valuation:
The Legal and Commercial Environment
(PP204)
Understand the operation of an appraisal practice, including ethical and professional standards. Examine tax and court vocabulary in precedent-setting cases and discuss the expert witness, courtroom, and pretrial activities. Learn how to apply the concept of Fair Market Value (FMV) and about the auction market and process.
Syllabus
Prerequisite: ASC 1020
ASC1030 / noncredit / $850
Discount: $800 (ASA members; Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Charles Rosoff
Thurs.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. & Sun., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
June 19–22 (4 sessions)
Fort Awesome, Room 0135

Appraisal Studies Certificate Four-Course Series (discount)
Receive a discount when you register for all four required courses (ASC1000, 1010, 1020, and 1030).
ASC1040 / noncredit / $3,060 (available through May 2, 2014 only)

Appraisal Studies Certificate 15-Day Accommodations
ASC1050 / $1,125
Sun.–Sun., June 7–22
Refer to Summer Accommodations for details.

Updated May 5, 2014

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