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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Real Estate

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Real Estate
Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate
Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal
Certificate in Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Program
Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598
Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals.

Three options of study are offered: a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Achievement; a two-year program leading to an Associate Degree; and certificate programs helpful for students preparing for the California salesperson licensing exam and those considering careers as real estate appraisers.

Student interested in careers in Real Estate should ensure that they check relevant websites for information about licensing requirements (including required coursework): the California Department of Real Estate (www.dre.ca.gov) and the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) (www.orea.ca.gov).

Courses are also available for individuals interested in increasing their awareness and skills in the technical aspects of real estate transactions. The successful real estate professional is a person who relates well with people and is a "self-starter."

Career Opportunities
The real estate industry offers many interesting areas of employment and specialization. Positions may be found in real estate sales, appraisal, property management, finance, land development and consulting.

A license is required of all real estate salespeople. In addition, a salesperson must work under the supervision of a licensed broker.

Minimum requirements to apply for the Salesperson Examination are: Age: 18 or older; Experience: None required; Education: Evidence of successful completion of nine units of college level courses in Real Estate Principles, Practices, and one elective is required.

Honesty: A felony conviction may result in the denial of a license. To qualify to take the State Examination for a broker's license a total of eight courses are required.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131200CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Real Estate 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and explain real estate concepts and principles.
  • Create a Competitive Market Analysis for a Real Estate property so that they can evaluate properties based on factual data.
  • Analyze legal contracts associated with real estate transactions, and identify and explain their uses, components and implications.
Required courses for the major: 39 - 40 Units

RLS 25 Real Estate Practices Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 35 Real Estate Appraisal Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 40 Real Estate Finance Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 45 Real Estate Economics Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 50 Escrow Procedures Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 55 Property Management Has prerequisite(s)3


Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate 24 - 25 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and explain real estate concepts and principles.
  • Create a Competitive Market Analysis for a Real Estate property so that they can evaluate properties based on factual data.
  • Analyze legal contracts associated with real estate transactions, and identify and explain their uses, components and implications.
Required courses for the certificate:
RLS 25 Real Estate Practices Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 40 Real Estate Finance Has prerequisite(s)3


Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal 15 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose, steps and outcomes of the appraisal process.
  • Utilize each of the traditional approaches (sales comparison, cost and income) to estimate market value for a particular residential property.
  • Prepare an appraisal report for a particular residential property utilizing the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) format.
  • Identify and describe fundamental real estate concepts and principles.
Required courses for the certificate:
RLS 35 Real Estate Appraisal Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 45 Real Estate Economics Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 55 Property Management Has prerequisite(s)3


Certificate in Real Estate Sales 15 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Prepare sales listings and sales contracts.
  • Explain the process of transferring ownership of real estate including escrow procedure and legal documentation required.
  • Identify and describe fundamental real estate concepts and principles.
  • Explain the appraisal process and its impact on closing real estate transactions.
Required courses for the certificate:
RLS 25 Real Estate Practices Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 35 Real Estate Appraisal Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 45 Real Estate Economics Has prerequisite(s)3
RLS 50 Escrow Procedures Has prerequisite(s)3

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information (530) 895-2511

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