Real Estate

Associate Degree

A.A. in Real Estate

CRC offers, in addition to a Real Estate AA Degree, a variety of courses available which satisfy State of California prerequisites for Real Estate Salesperson and Real Estate Broker examinations.

Highlights include:
* Instruction by trained, working real estate professionals
* Preparation for State of California real estate license examinations
* Training in one of the most lucrative careers in today's world
* A lab with tutorial assistance

APPLICANTS FOR THE REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON EXAM:
To qualify to take an examination for a Real Estate Salesperson License, an applicant must submit evidence (transcripts) of having completed a college-level course in Real Estate Principles.

In addition to Real Estate Principles the applicant must also (either when qualifying for the examination, when applying for the original license or within eighteen months after license issuance) submit evidence of having completed TWO additional basic real estate courses from the following CRC course offerings. (It is recommended that Real Estate Practice be one of the courses selected.)
• Accounting 301 (1A)
• Business Law 340 (18A)
• Introduction to Escrow Procedures
• Legal Aspects of Real Estate
• Real Property Management
• Real Estate Appraisal
• Real Estate Economics
• Real Estate Finance
• Real Estate Practice

APPLICANTS FOR THE REAL ESTATE BROKER EXAMINATION
An applicant for the Broker examination must have completed eight college-level courses, in addition to the experience/educational requirements. These eight courses should include the following CRC course offerings:
• Real Estate Principles
• Real Estate Practice
• Legal Aspects of Real Estate
• Real Estate Finance
• Real Estate Appraisal
• Real Estate Economics or Accounting 301 (1A)
• and two courses from the following group: *
• Business Law 340 (18A)
• Real Property Management
• Introduction to Escrow Procedures
• Advanced Appraisal
* If applicant completes both Accounting and Real Estate
Economics, only one additional course is required.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUSINESS CORE:
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 310 Business Communications 3
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUSTEC 302 Computer-Keyboarding 2
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 3
   or BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
   or ECON 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
   or ECON 100 Introduction to Economics (3)
Computer science courses wthin Business Core: [ CISC 310] or [CISC 302/JOUR 333 + 2 units from the listed CISC/CISA courses]:
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3) 2 - 4
or [[ CISC 302 Computer Familiarization (2)
or JOUR 330 ] Computer Familiarization (2)
and [[[[[[[ CISA 340 Presentation Graphics (2)
or CISA 320 ] Introduction to Database Management (1)
or CISA 315 ] Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (2)
or CISA 305 ]] Beginning Word Processing (2)
REAL ESTATE FOCUS:
RE 300 California Real Estate Principles 3
RE 110 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3
RE 120 Real Estate Practice 3
RE 130 Real Estate Finance 3
RE 140 Real Estate Appraisal 3
RE 190 Real Property Management 3
Total Units: 44 - 46

The Real Estate Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Career Information

Real Estate Agent; Real Estate Broker; Real Estate Appraiser Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

Certificates of Achievement

Real Estate Broker Certificate

CRC offers, in addition to a Real Estate AA degree, a variety of courses which satisfy State of California prerequisites for Real Estate Salesperson and Real Estate Broker examinations.

Highlights include:
* Instruction by experienced real estate professionals.
* Exposure to and understanding of the wide variety of organizations and professions within the real estate industry.
* Establishing a foundation to enter a rewarding career in the field of real estate.
* Preparation for State of California real estate salesperson and/or broker license examinations.

Applicants for the California Real Estate Examinations must complete education and experience requirements in order to apply for the licensing exam. To fulfill the education requirement to take an examination for a California Real Estate Brokers License, an applicant must submit evidence (transcripts) of successful completion of eight (8) college level courses. As offered at CRC, the following list will meet California's education requirement:

1) Real Estate Practice (RE 120) or Internship in Real Estate (RE 296)*
2) Legal Aspects of Real Estate (RE 110)
3) Real Estate Finance (RE 130)
4) Real Estate Appraisal (RE 140)
5) Real Estate Economics (RE 150) or Accounting (ACCT 301)*
6) Three (3) courses from the following list**:
• Real Estate Principles (RE 300)
• Real Property Management (RE 190)
• Business Law (BUS 340)

*Only two (2) additional courses from Item #6 are required if:
a) both Real Estate Practice and CRC's Internship in Real Estate are successfully completed, or
b) both Real Estate Economics and Accounting are successfully completed.
**Only one (1) additional course from Item #6 is required if Real Estate Practice, Internship in Real Estate, Real Estate Economics and Accounting are completed successfully.

It is recommended that students consult with Real Estate department faculty in order to ensure their coursework meets both local college requirements as well as those for the California Real Estate Brokers License Examination.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RE 120 Real Estate Practice (3) 3
   or RE 296 Internship in Real Estate (3)
RE 110 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3
RE 130 Real Estate Finance 3
RE 140 Real Estate Appraisal 3
RE 150 Real Estate Economics (3) 3 - 4
   or ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
RE 120 Real Estate Practice (3)
   or RE 296 Internship in Real Estate (3)
RE 150 Real Estate Economics (3)
   or ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
RE 190 Real Property Management (3)
RE 300 California Real Estate Principles (3)
BUS 340 Business Law (3)
Total Units: 24 - 25

1If both RE 120 and RE 296 are successfully completed, one may be used to satisfy a course in the 9-unit requirement. If both RE 150 and ACCT 301 are successfully completed, one may be used to satisfy a course in the 9-unit requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1: Demonstrate the ability to understand real estate principles and concepts and how they impact the business of real estate.
  • Apply a basic knowledge of the fundamental real estate concepts to real estate transactions.
  • Define technical terminology involved in the real estate field.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the duties and expectations of a real estate salesperson and a real estate broker.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of entities and professionals within the real estate industry.
  • Satisfy the education requirements to apply for the California Real Estate Broker Licensing Examination.
  • PSLO #2: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems so as to be able to apply real estate principles and concepts to diagnose and resolve real and hypothetical real estate issues.
  • Understand legal and ethical standards and apply them to fact patterns to reach defensible conclusions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find and use resource materials to conduct research and obtain information needed to facilitate the completion of an educational or a career task.

Career Information

Career opportunities in the real estate industry are found in public agencies and private enterprises that are involved in residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural land uses. The real estate field offers careers in sales, leasing, property management, lending, appraisal, title insurance, escrow services, development and investment. Upon acquiring a California Real Estate Broker's License, an individual may own a company that is involved with real estate sales, leasing, and/or property management.


Real Estate Salesperson Certificate

CRC offers, in addition to a Real Estate AA Degree, a variety of courses which satisfy State of California prerequisites for Real Estate Salesperson and Real Estate Broker examinations.

Highlights include:
* Instruction by experienced real estate professionals
* Exposure to and understanding of the wide variety of organizations and professions within the real estate industry
* Establish a foundation to enter a rewarding career in the field of real estate
* Preparation for State of California real estate salesperson license examination

Applicants for the California Real Estate Examination:
To qualify to take an examination for a California Real Estate Salesperson License, an applicant must submit evidence (transcripts) of successful completion of three (3) college-level courses in:

1. Real Estate Principles (RE 300), and
2. Real Estate Practice (RE 120) or Internship in Real Estate (RE 296), and
3. One (1) course from the following list of CRC offerings:
• General Accounting (ACCT 301)
• Business Law (BUS 340)
• Legal Aspects of Real Estate (RE 110)
• Real Estate (RE 120) - if Item #2 satisfied with RE 296
• Real Estate Finance (RE 130)
• Real Estate Appraisal (RE 140)
• Real Estate Economics (RE 150)
• Real Property Management (RE 190)
• Internship in Real Estate (RE 296) - if Item #2 satisfied with RE 120

It is recommended that students consult with Real Estate department faculty in order to ensure their coursework meets both local college requirements as well as those for the California Real Estate Salesperson License Examination.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RE 300 California Real Estate Principles 3
RE 120 Real Estate Practice (3) 3
   or RE 296 Internship in Real Estate (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 340 Business Law (3)
RE 110 Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3)
RE 120 Real Estate Practice (3)
   or RE 296 Internship in Real Estate (3)
RE 130 Real Estate Finance (3)
RE 140 Real Estate Appraisal (3)
RE 150 Real Estate Economics (3)
RE 190 Real Property Management (3)
Total Units: 9

1If both RE 120 and RE 296 have been successfully completed, no additional courses are required to satisfy this 3-unit requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1: Demonstrate the ability to understand real estate principles and concepts and how they impact the business of real estate.
  • Apply a basic knowledge of the fundamental real estate concepts to real estate transactions.
  • Define technical terminology involved in the real estate field.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the duties and expectations of a real estate salesperson.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of entities and professionals in the real estate industry.
  • Satisfy the education requirements to apply for the California Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Examination.
  • PSLO #2: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems so as to be able to apply real estate principles and concepts to diagnose and resolve real and hypothetical real estate issues.
  • Understand legal and ethical standards and apply them to fact patterns to reach defensible conclusions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find and use resource materials to conduct research and obtain information needed to facilitate the completion of an educational or a career task.

Career Information

Career opportunities in the real estate industry may be found in public agencies and private enterprises that are involved in residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural land uses. The real estate field offers careers in sales, leasing, property management, lending, appraisal, title insurance, escrow services, development and investment.