Program Co-Chairs


Mary Sessom, J.D.


Patricia Newman, M.S. Ed.

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 License

Real Estate 190, Real Estate 191, and one Real Estate elective (recommended electives: Real Estate 192, 193, or 194). It is possible to complete all three classes in one semester. Classes are offered as online, hybrid, or on site to allow flexibility in customizing a schedule that meets your needs.


Take all five classes to work toward a degree or certificate in Real Estate. 



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.


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


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