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Patricia Newman, M.S. Ed.

Pat.Newman@gcccd.edu

Real Estate

 

The Real Estate Program at Cuyamaca College offers courses designed to help students prepare for work in myriad real estate fields and can lead to either an Associate Degree or Certificate in Real Estate. Courses in this program will also fill the educational requirements for the California Real Estate Salesperson and Broker’s Licenses and will help prepare both the salesperson and the broker for the state examination.

 

Real estate courses at Cuyamaca College are approved for pre-licensing education for students planning to enter real estate sales, brokerage, appraisal, lending and property management fields. In addition, real estate education is a foundation for most businesses and industries, as most business own or lease real estate for their operations. 

 

Required Classes for the State of California Real Estate Licenses

Real Estate Salesperson License requirements

Refer to the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website for exact requirements for a California real estate salesperson license. Three college-level courses are required. It is possible to complete all three classes in one semester. 

 

RE 190 Real Estate Principles
RE 191 Real Estate Practice
Choose one

RE 192 Real Estate Finance
RE 193 Real Estate Legal Aspects
RE 194 Real Estate Appraisal

RE 201 Real Estate Property Management

  • Take all five classes to work toward a degree or certificate in Real Estate from Cuyamaca College. 

Real Estate Broker License requirements

The  California DRE website lists the requirements for a California real estate broker license. Eight college-level courses are required, in addition to two years of licensed real estate salesperson experience in the last five years.

 

RE 190 Real Estate Principles
RE 191 Real Estate Practice
RE 192 Real Estate Finance
RE 193 Real Estate Legal Aspects
RE 194 Real Estate Appraisal
RE  201 Real Estate Property Management
BUS 120

 Financial Accounting

BUS 125  Business Law

 

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Real Estate or Broker's License degree or certificate at Cuyamaca College will, among other things, be able to:

  • Differentiate and describe the essential elements and legal effects of various real estate documents, steps in an escrow, real estate financing and investment, and real estate valuation techniques.
  • Differentiate and describe how to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner in any real estate office.

 

Courses

Courses in Real Estate at Cuyamaca College include Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending, Advanced Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Legal Aspects. Most real estate courses at Cuyamaca College are transferable to San Diego State University and other four-year colleges and universities. Classes are offered as online, hybrid, or on site to allow flexibility in customizing a schedule that meets your needs.  

 

The quality education you obtain through courses in the Real Estate Program will provide a solid introduction to the field or expand your existing skills and knowledge.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Agent
  • Appraiser
  • Economist
  • Escrow officer
  • Investor
  • Mortgage broker
  • Property manager
  • Salesperson
  • Title officer
  • Builder/Developer

Detailed information about California Department of Real Estate license requirements is available at www.dre.ca.gov.

 


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