Real Estate

Description

The real estate program is designed for those interested in careers in real estate or for professionals wishing to upgrade their skills. The program offers certificates for Real Estate Salesperson, Real Estate Broker, and Real Estate Appraisal, as well as an Associate in Science Degree in Real Estate. The Certificate of Completion: Real Estate Salesperson provides students with the coursework required by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) for qualification to take the real estate salesperson license examination. Completion of the Certificate of Achievement: Real Estate Broker and the Real Estate Associate in Science Degree provide coursework that meets the DR E's educational requirements for real estate broker licensure in California. Completion of the courses for the Certificate of Completion: Real Estate Appraisal fulfill the educational requirements of the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) for appraisal licensure.

See individual certificates and degrees for additional information.

Goals

Give students greater choice of electives in the real estate business.

Emphasis

Emphasis is placed on preparing students to become real estate brokers in California.

Career Options

Real estate sales and appraisal; Real estate broker.

Certificate of Performance: Real Estate Salesperson*

This certificate is designed for students interested in exploring a career in real estate sales. Real Estate 101, Real Estate 120, and one additional course from the elective list are required to take the Real Estate Salesperson's License Examination. For questions about DRE licensure requirements, contact the DRE at 619-525-4192 or www.dre.ca.gov.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze the fundamentals of the economics of land ownership and use and the responsibility of broker, owner and purchaser; terminology and definitions and the varied vocational opportunities in the field.
  • Learn the day-to-day operations in a real estate office including listings, valuations, prospecting, selling, financing, exchanges, taxation and specialized brokerage operations.
CoursesUnits
REAL 101, Real Estate Principles
3
REAL 120, Real Estate Practice
3
Select three to four units from the following:
ACCT 102, Basic Accounting
3
ACCT 116A, Financial Accounting
4
BUSE 140, Business Law & the Legal Environment
3
ESCR 101, Escrow Procedures - Beginning
3
REAL 105, Legal Aspects of Real Estate I
3
REAL 110, Principles of Real Estate Appraisal I
3
REAL 115, Real Estate Finance I
3
REAL 125, Real Estate Economics
3
REAL 130, Real Property Management
3
REAL 151, Real Estate Computer Applications
3
REAL 166, Common Interest Development
3
 Total: 9-10

 

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Achievement: Real Estate Broker

The Real Estate Broker Certificate of Achievement meets the educational requirements for the Department of Real Estate (DRE) broker's licence in California. An applicant for the broker licensure examination must have completed eight college level courses in addition to fulfilling the experience requirement of two years full-time real estate sales work in the last five years or the equivalent outlined in the California DRE "Instructions to License Applicants." For questions about DRE licensure requirements contact the DRE at 619-525-4192 or at www.dre.ca.gov.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze the fundamentals of the economics of land ownership and use and the responsibility of broker, owner and purchaser; terminology and definitions and the varied vocational opportunities in the field.
  • Learn practical application of the law to legal problems arising from real estate transactions, statutory enactment and case law, legal instruments, zoning ordinances, and city and county planning decisions.
  • Learn the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), USPAP rules and standards, a general understanding of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB), the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB), and the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC).
  • Learn types of financing sources; loans and loan processing; government loans, methods of financing residential properties; with an overview of financing business, income, commercial and industrial properties; and the property appraisal and taxation.
  • Learn the day-to-day operations in a real estate office including listings, valuations, prospecting, selling, financing, exchanges, taxation and specialized brokerage operations.
  • Evaluate the trends an factors that affect the value of real estate; the nature and classification of land economics; the development of property, construction and subdivision, economic values and real estate evaluation; real estate cycles and business fluctuations; residential market trends; real property and special purpose property trends.
Courses Required for the MajorUnits
REAL 101, Real Estate Principles
3
REAL 105, Legal Aspects of Real Estate I
3
REAL 110, Principles of Real Estate Appraisal I
3
REAL 115, Real Estate Finance I
3
REAL 120, Real Estate Practice
3
REAL 125, Real Estate Economics
3
Six to seven units to be selected from the following:
ACCT 102, Basic Accounting
3
ACCT 116A, Financial Accounting
4
BUSE 140, Business Law and the Legal Environment
3
ESCR 101, Escrow Procedures - Beginning
3
REAL 130, Real Property Management
3
REAL 151, Real Estate Computer Applications
3
REAL 166, Common Interest Development
3
 Total: 24-25

Associate in Science Degree: Real Estate

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
ENGL 101, Reading and Composition3
BUSE 140, Business Law and the Legal Environment
3
CISC 181, Principles of Information Systems
4
ECON 120, Principles of Macroeconomics
3
PHIL 102B, Introduction To Philosophy: Values
3
Additional Real Estate Courses Required:
REAL 101, Real Estate Principles
3
REAL 105, Legal Aspects of Real Estate I
3
REAL 110, Principles of Real Estate Appraisal I
3
REAL 115, Real Estate Finance I
3
REAL 120, Real Estate Practice
3
REAL 125, Real Estate Economics
3
Six to seven units selected from the following:
ACCT 102, Basic Accounting3
ACCT 116A, Financial Accounting
4
ESCR 101, Escrow Procedures - Beginning
3
REAL 130, Real Property Management
3
REAL 151, Real Estate Computer Applications
3
REAL 166, Common Interest Development
3
Additional courses required:
 BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology 4
 COMS 180 Intercultural Communication3

Total: 50-51

Recommended electives: Business 101.