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Real Estate Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

In the Real Estate curriculum, special attention is given to the California Department of Real Estate license requirements. This degree program is designed to prepare students for employment in real estate or related fields. It also meets the educational requirements for the California Real Estate Broker’s License and helps prepare the student for both the salesperson and broker state examinations. Most real estate classes also meet educational requirements for appraisal licensing.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate and describe the essential elements and legal effects of various real estate documents, steps in an escrow, real estate financing and investment, and real estate valuation techniques.
  • Differentiate and describe how to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner in any real estate office.

Career Opportunities

Escrow Officer/Trust Manager
Lender/Financial Institution
Property Manager
Title Officer


California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers License required.


Bachelor Degree or higher required.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

RE-190Real Estate Principles3
RE-191Real Estate Practice3
RE-192Real Estate Finance3
RE-193Real Estate Legal Aspects3
RE-194Real Estate Appraisal3
Select three of the following including one Accounting course:7 - 11
Introduction to Business 1
Financial Accounting
Elementary Accounting
Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Property Management
Real Estate Internship 1
Business Law: Legal Environment of Business
Total Units22-26

Non Department of Real Estate Licensing course.

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.