Managing the Entitlement Process

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Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Explore Regulatory Issues in Land Use and Design

The land development entitlement process often seems like an incomprehensible maze. This course will help identify the various regulatory criteria that may affect project design, and the inter-connective, consecutive, and sequential processes required for governmental review and approval. Students will learn to recognize policy documents, zoning regulations, and environmental studies that may affect your project budgets and timelines.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Professionals who wish to obtain a foundation for a career in real estate or students who seek to specialize within this one area of the real estate industry

Course Materials: All materials shared within your online course.

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Course Date Units Price
REP-X810 – 012 05 Jun 202426 Jun 2024 1 $450

Managing the Entitlement Process

05 Jun 202426 Jun 2024

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Online Fixed-Date
Heather Riley
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REP-X810 – 012 – Managing the Entitlement Process

Number of Sessions: 4

Type Date Time Location Instructors
Online Wed Jun 5, 2024 6:00PM – 9:10PM LMS/Zoom, LMS Course Riley
Online Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:00PM – 9:10PM LMS/Zoom, LMS Course Riley
Online Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:00PM – 9:10PM LMS/Zoom, LMS Course Riley
Online Wed Jun 26, 2024 6:00PM – 9:10PM LMS/Zoom, LMS Course Riley

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the legal framework and societal objectives of the regulatory process
  • Introduction to General Plan, Specific Plan policy documents, and the role of state and federal agencies permit requirement
  • The organization of land use and design requirements of the Zoning Ordinance
  • The role of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on project review, and evolving concepts that address climate change and sustainability
  • Understanding the Subdivision Map Act and basic engineering concepts


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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.


One of the best classes in the program. Very informed and engaging instructors.

The instructor has extremely broad experience in this area and peppers her lectures with stories about case law and projects which make the material relevant and understandable. I highly recommend this class!