Real Estate Courses

RE-100 Topics in Real Estate

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in real estate. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

RE-160 Real Estate Principles

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course covers basic laws and principles of California real estate, and provides a foundation for fully understanding the processes and procedures for facilitating closing real estate transactions in California. It covers the functional terminology and principles inherent in real estate transactions, and provides an environment for students to learn and practice current procedures found in today’s real estate industry. This course is also designed to assist those preparing for the State of California Real Estate Salesperson examination.

RE-161 Legal Aspects of Real Estate

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course provides an understanding of current real estate law in California, and the legal problems involved in real estate transactions.  This course covers property rights and interests; acquisitions and transfers; real estate contracts; commissions, agency, and fiduciaries; foreclosure and probate proceedings; public controls and taxation. It also applies toward the educational requirements for the State of California salesperson’s/broker’s examinations.

RE-163 Real Estate Practice

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course presents the day-to-day operation in real estate sales and brokerage, including listing, prospecting, financing, sales techniques, escrows and ethics. Completion of this course, together with RE-160 (Real Estate Principles) is required prior to taking the California Department of Real Estate salesperson’s examination.

RE-164 Real Estate Finance

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course includes as topics to be covered, the analysis of real estate lending policies and problems in financing; transactions in residential apartment, commercial and special purpose properties. Methods of financing properties will be emphasized. This course applies toward the state educational requirements for the salesperson/agent/broker examinations.

RE-168 Property Management

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course is an introductory course in California property management. Topics to be covered include income property valuation, residential and non-residential marketing and management, the real estate investor, and the legal and insurance requirements of property management. This course applies, together with RE-160 and RE-163, toward the educational requirements for the salesperson/agent and broker’s examinations.

RE-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in real estate under the direction of an instructor.