Real Estate - RE
The Real Estate program includes a salesperson certificate, Broker’s certificate, and an associate degree. Students must receive a minimum grade of “C” or better in all required core courses and the specific courses listed as program electives in order to qualify for the degree or certificate. An individual can meet all of the educational requirements of the Bureau of Real Estate for obtaining a real estate salesperson or real estate broker license by taking courses at Antelope Valley College. For current licensing requirements, go to the California Bureau of Real Estate website.
What certificates/degrees can I earn?
- Real estate salesperson certificate
- Real estate broker certificate
- Associate in Science degree in real estate
What will I learn?
You will study property laws pertaining to contracts, deeds, titles, liens, escrows, leases, financing, brokerage, listings and sales. You will learn about the roles of professionals directly and indirectly related to the field of real estate, and how it applies to the specific focus you are taking in your course of study. Finance principles and appraisal techniques are covered, as well as the practice of managing income properties.
If you are also interested in transferring to a four-year institution, it is advised that you follow the business administration degree program.
What kinds of classes are offered?
Each class offered has been carefully designed to fulfill California licensing requirements for real estate sales and broker’s licenses. The instructors are recruited from local law firms, real estate companies, escrow companies and mortgage banking companies in order to provide you with an education from professionals with real-world experience.
What are possible jobs in this field?
Real estate graduates can specialize as an appraiser, developer, escrow or lending officer, mortgage banker, real estate salesperson or broker.
Who could hire me?
Employment is dependent on state licensure. Many employers value applicants with real estate education, including banks, savings and loans offices, real estate firms, property managers, real estate bankers, title insurance companies and property developers.
What’s the average pay range for local jobs in this field?
Pay varies greatly by employer and experience.
Sounds great! How do I get more information?
Contact the Career Technical Education Division, (661) 722-6300, ext. 6327.