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Real Estate


Business Division
Upon successful completion of the Real Estate Certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level positions such as real estate sales associates, property management, real estate appraisal, or assistants in real estate offices. The student demonstrates his or her ability to: perform the essential services necessary for the buyers and sellers of real property thereby providing for the orderly transfer of property such as helping buyers finding property that meets their needs and financial resources; obtain property listings; make preliminary estimates, anticipate prospective buyers' questions; prepare a purchase agreement; work with title or escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors, and pest control operators to facilitate the completion of the transaction; meet requirements for state licensure as a salesperson or broker. Property Managers oversee the day-to-day management of income-producing commercial and residential properties and manage the common property of condominium associations. The student who specializes in property management demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training to oversee the day-to-day management of income-producing commercial and residential properties and manage the common property of condominium associations. The student who specializes in real estate appraisal demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training to compute estimates of value of real property which are required when property is bought, sold, assessed, taxed, condemned, insured, or mortgaged.

Total Units Required 24 - 27
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
BUS 40 Real Estate Principles 3

BUS 45 Real Estate Economics 3
OR
BUS 26 Economics of Business 3

BUS 46 Property Management 3
ELECTIVE See Group I 3 - 5

Second Semester
BUS 41 Real Estate Practice 3
BUS 42 Real Estate Finance 3
BUS 43 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3
ELECTIVE See Group I 3 - 4

Group I (Electives)
(6 units required from the list of electives)
Units
BUS 1A Principles of Accounting 5
OR
BUS 3 Financial Accounting 5
OR
BUS 10A Bookkeeping 3

BUS/C S 14 Microcomputers and Small Business Systems 3
OR
CS 20 Microsoft Word, Excel & Access 3

BUS 8 Introduction to the American Legal System 3
OR
BUS 18A Business Law 3
OR
BUS 18B Business Law 3
OR
BUS 19 Legal Environment of Business 3

BUS 22 Professional Selling 3
BUS 23 Advertising 3
BUS 44 Real Estate Appraisal 3
BUS 82A,B Business Mathematics 3,3
CONST 54 Estimating & Specifications 3

NOTE: A course similar to BUS 40, Real Estate Principles, must be completed before qualifying to take the State examination for the sales license. Two additional courses must be completed within 18 months to retain the license. An applicant for broker licenses must have completed additional courses in addition to experience and other requirements. For additional information contact the State Department of Real Estate.




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