Real Estate

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01170)

Prepares a student for positions with organizations involved in marketing, financing, development, management of real property as well as for government careers involving real property assessment, condemnation, management of publicly owned lands, and control of land utilization.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

Upon completion of the eight main courses for the Real Estate A.A Degree, students will be able to:

  • Explain how agency relationships affect a real estate licensee’s disclosure requirements.
  • Describe the relationship between a broker and his salesperson and explain how it is affected by California’s real estate licensing laws.
  • Demonstrate an ability to handle offers, including negotiating and making counteroffers.
  • Describe the events that take place after a purchase and sales agreement is signed.
  • Explain how underwriters use income to underwrite a loan.
  • Differentiate between FHA, VA, and conventional loans.
  • Describe the attributes of joint tenancy, including the right of survivorship.
  • Explain how state and federal anti-discrimination laws impact real estate activities.
  • Analyze the principles of supply and demand in relation to the real estate market and housing prices.
  • Identify the differences between the political, social, and economic neighborhoods and how they affect property values.
  • Identify the steps in the appraisal process and the classical approaches to value.
  • Differentiate between the various special management situations and disclosure forms in order to comply with state regulations.
  • Identify the liability and risk management issues that are inherent in property management.
  • Examine the operation and services provided by escrow and title insurance companies and explain these services to a buyer or seller.
  • Calculate the proration rates for interest, fire insurance, and property taxes for both the buyers and sellers.
Program Requirements
ACCT 101PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 102PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II--- MANAGERIAL4
BUS 140BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BUS 212BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
CIS 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I3
ECON 102PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II3
MATH 119ELEMENTARY STATISTICS4
MATH 120CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS4
RE 101REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES3
Total Units35
*

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.