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Business: Real Estate Certificate Business Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Fall 2019


The Business: Real Estate Certificate of Achievement offers those interested in the field of real estate the opportunity to complete the necessary education requirements as defined by the California Department of Real Estate. The series of courses satisfies the educational requirements for obtaining and maintaining the State Real Estate Broker and Salesperson Licenses.

An internship is also available to qualified students, which offers a "hands on" look at the real estate office while providing college units through Work Experience.

The growth-rate for this occupation is projected to be on a par with all other occupations. Job prospects for agents are expected to improve through increased residential sales and income-investment properties, especially apartment houses, single to four-unit dwellings, and commercial buildings.

Real Estate Agents are usually paid on a straight commission basis determined by agreement between the broker and the agent. Earnings will vary widely among agents because of the geographic area in which they work and the amount of time and energy put into the job.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Apply an in-depth knowledge of California Real estate principles and laws to successfully complete licensure requirements for licensee and broker;
  2. satisfy Department of Real Estate and Office of Real Estate Appraisers educational requirements for state licensing;
  3. apply necessary skills required for marketing and negotiating real estate transaction;
  4. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and ethically with the principals involved in a real property transaction; and
  5. interpret and apply California real estate laws to a variety of real property transactions.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Business: Real Estate Certificate program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Business: Real Estate Core Requirements

Business: Real Estate Core Requirements - complete 18.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 18.00 units from the following:
RE 50Real Estate Principles3.00
RE 51Real Estate Practice3.00
RE 52Real Estate Finance3.00
RE 53Residential Real Estate Appraisal3.00
RE 54Commercial Real Estate Appraisal3.00
RE 55Legal Aspects of Real Estate3.00
RE 56Real Estate Economics3.00
RE 57Property Management in California3.00
RE 58Real Estate Escrow3.00
RE 59Advanced Residential Appraisal3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2019

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Business: Real Estate - effective Fall 2017
Business: Real Estate - effective Fall 2015
Real Estate - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


The educational requirements for the Broker's License will be fulfilled by completing the 18 units of core requirements plus 6 units from BAD 1, BAD 18, BBK 50, RE 58, RE 54, or RE 57.

The educational requirements for the Appraiser's License will be fulfilled by completing the 18 units of core requirements plus 6 units from the Required Electives including RE 54.

Real Estate Principles (RE 50) must be completed or in progress to apply for examination, and must be completed prior to applying for a license.

Real Estate Practice (RE 51) must be completed prior to applying for a license or within 18 months of license issuance.

BMG54 is an approved substitute for BGN81.

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