Real Estate

School of Business and Technology

Dean: Mink Stavenga, DBA

Department Chair: Elisabeth Shapiro, Esq., J.D., M.A.L.D

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 470K, (619) 482-6569

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

The field of real estate focuses on real property and land use affairs, and it explores the principles, practices, finances, economics, laws, regulations, appraisal and valuation, management, escrow, title, insurance, sales, marketing, development, ownership, contracts, ethics, and brokerage of structures and land. Real estate is interdisciplinary in nature, combining aspects of law, finance, and community development with the study of sociology and human psychology.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the real estate major. Most of these require a certificate of achievement or an associate in science degree, some require a bachelor’s degree, and a few require a graduate-level degree: licensed broker, licensed salesperson, appraiser, escrow officer, insurance agent, claims adjuster, real estate administrator or manager, investment specialist, urban planner, government employee, public relations agent, lawyer, researcher, tax advisor, and property manager.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
Real Estate 01170
Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical
Real Estate 02130
Certificates of Achievement
Broker License 02131
Real Estate 02133
Salesperson License 02132
Certificates of Proficiency
Real Estate - Basic 01022

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

Gail Stockin, M.A., Ph.D.
gstockin@swccd.edu

RE 101

REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: BUS 211 or 212 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Features an introductory course for the consumer or the career-minded individual. Focuses on real property laws pertaining to contracts, deeds, land titles, liens, escrow, leases, financing, land description, and brokerage. [D; CSU]

RE 102

REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: BUS 211 or 212 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on practical day-to-day operations in real estate brokerage. Emphasizes listing procedures, comparative market analysis, computer skills, multiple listing service use, Internet research, effective advertising, sales techniques, financing, appraising, property management, leasing, and ethics. [D; CSU] (Note: Real Estate license is accepted in lieu of completion of RE 101.)

RE 104

REAL ESTATE FINANCE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops a practical working knowledge of financing and mathematical formulas of real estate finance and appraisal for financing purposes. (Note: RE License is accepted in lieu of completion of RE 101.) [D; CSU]]

RE 106

LEGAL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers California real estate law, including the more complex aspects of ownership, use, and transferability of real estate. (Note: Real estate license is accepted in lieu of completion of RE 101.) [D; CSU]

RE 108

REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers economic aspects of real estate and land use, the dynamic factors in the community and the country, which create real estate values. [D; CSU]

RE 110

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RE 108 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the principles and methods of appraisal as they may be used in listing or selling property, including establishing or interpreting appraisal information. [D; CSU]

RE 114

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the practice of property management, including a study of the physical, social, financial, and legal aspects of operating rental properties. [D; CSU] (Note: Real Estate License is accepted in lieu of completion of RE 101.)

RE 120

ESCROW PRINCIPLES

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: RE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the principles and practices in handling escrow involving land titles. Studies the forms used in the escrow departments of banks, title insurance companies, lending institutions, and independent escrow firms. Includes sample escrow instructions, grant deeds and notes, and other documents used in escrow. [D; CSU]

RE 290

WORK EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE I

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Real Estate major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Real Estate major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in real estate occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

RE 291

WORK EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE II

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Real Estate major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: RE 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Real Estate major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in real estate occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

RE 292

WORK EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE III

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Real Estate major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: RE 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Real Estate major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in real estate occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

RE 293

WORK EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE IV

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Real Estate major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: RE 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Real Estate major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in real estate occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

RE 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of real estate of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]