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RE 11

Real Estate Principles

3 units

RE 12A

Legal Aspects of Real Estate

3 units

RE 13 

Real Estate Practice

3 units

RE 14A

Real Estate Finance I

3 units

RE 14B

Advanced Real Estate Finance

3 units

RE 16

Real Estate Economics

3 units

RE 19

Real Property Management

3 units

RE 21

Real Estate Investment

3 units

RE 26

Escrows

3 units

RE 31

Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

3 units

RE 40

Real Estate Appraisal

3 units

RE 41

Advanced Real Estate Appraisal

3 units

RE 95/96abcd

Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units



 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

RE 11  Real Estate Principles

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers various aspects of real estate, including an introduction to legal aspects, title and escrow procedures, property management, appraisal, finance, and the ownership of real property. Students develop basic vocabulary and test-taking skills in partial preparation for state examination for a California Department of Real Estate license.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires completion of this course prior to taking the California Real Estate Salesperson Examination and has approved this course for credit for the DRE broker's license requirement.

RE 12A  Legal Aspects of Real Estate

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction on buying, selling, and management of real property. Students study California property law, community property, liens, sales contracts, escrow, commissions, transfers, licensing regulations, and public policy.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses for the salesperson license, in addition to the required courses of Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the required courses for the real estate broker license.

RE 13  Real Estate Practice

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11 or concurrent enrollment or California Department of Real Estate (DRE) license or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will be introduced to the standard forms used in the real estate industry and will learn techniques necessary to close a residential real estate transaction. Students will develop skills in partial preparation for the state examination for a California Department of Real Estate (DRE) license, with emphasis placed on advertising, listings, finance, appraisal, escrow and the tax aspects of real property ownership.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires completion of this course prior to taking the California Real Estate Salesperson Examination and has approved this course for credit for the DRE broker's license requirement.

RE 14A  Real Estate Finance I

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11 or concurrent enrollment or California Department of Real Estate (DRE) license or equivalent experience; BUS 15
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction on the various aspects of finance, including fixed and variable rate loans, conventional and government financing programs, and creative financing options. Students will calculate unpaid loan balance, interest, and loan qualifying ratios.

Note: This course is approved by the California Department of Real Estate as one of the mandatory eight statutorily required college-level courses for the broker license and for the salesperson license, which also requires real estate principles and real estate practice.

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RE 14B  Advanced Real Estate Finance

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: RE 14A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction on the more advanced methods of financing and real estate projects, including non-residential commercial and industrial property. Emphasis is placed on the instruments of finance, types of structured loans, discounting leases, and the sale-leaseback transaction.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses for the real estate broker license.

RE 16  Real Estate Economics

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11, 14A, 15A, or California Department of Real Estate (DRE) license or California Office of Real Estate Appraisal (OREA) license or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction on the aspects that tie economics and politics to real estate land use. Emphasis is on the factors which create value in real estate, including urban development, governmental policies and requirements for development, as well as the business and real estate cycles.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses for the salesperson license in addition to the required Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses for the real estate broker license.

RE 19  Real Property Management

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11, 12A, or California Department of Real Estate (DRE) license or California Office of Real Estate Appraisal (OREA) license or equivalent experience; BUS 15
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers various aspects of property management for income producing real property, including rights of the parties, personnel for on-site and off-site rental-income property, introduction to the legal contracts for rental property, physical maintenance, and trust fund accounting fundamentals including security deposits.

Note: This course is approved by the California Department of Real Estate as one of the elective courses for the eight statutorily required college-level courses for the broker license and for the salesperson license, which also requires real estate principles and real estate practice
.

RE 21  Real Estate Investment

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11 and RE 14A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course discusses the acquisition phase, holding period and disposition analysis for real estate investment property. The course covers a review of pro forma statements, the effects of leverage and cash flow operating statements. Students develop strategies for decision making alternatives for a sale, exchange, continuation of operations, and capital restructure using depreciation, installment sale and tax basis.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses that may be completed for the salesperson license, in addition to the required courses of Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses for the real estate broker license
. The DRE requires a copy of the college course outline or catalog description along with transcript showing proof of course completion.

RE 26  Escrows

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction in the functions of an escrow in a real property transaction. Emphasis is on residential escrow, with transactional variations studied for an escrow involving a seller, a buyer, refinance or loan, mobile home, and non-residential specialty escrows including commercial and industrial property, liquor license, impound account, probate and securities transaction. The course covers title insurance, prorations, and escrow settlement closing statements.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the elective courses that may be completed for the salesperson license in addition to the required courses of Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the optional courses for the real estate broker license
.

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RE 31  Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE  11 or concurrent enrollment or California Department of Real Estate (DRE) license or equivalent experience; BUS 15
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course introduces the student to the principles and operations of the mortgage loan brokering field. The emphasis is on the lending rules for residential property. Students learn lending laws of Regulation Z, usury laws, disclosures, maximum fees and charges, agency relationships, advertising laws, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) calculations and the loan process. This course partially satisfies the California requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson and California Real Estate Broker licenses.

Note: This course is approved by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) as one of the elective courses for the eight statutorily required college-level courses for the broker license and for the salesperson license, which also requires real estate principles and real estate practice. 

RE 40  Real Estate Appraisal

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: RE 11 or California OREA appraisal license or California DRE broker's license
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction in the valuation principles of real estate appraisal, including architectural styles, types of construction, lot valuation, depreciation, the approaches to value, and appraisal standards and ethics.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course as one of the optional courses that must be completed within 18 months of conditional salesperson licensure in addition to the required courses of Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice. This course is statutorily required for the California real estate broker license
. The Office of Real Estate Appraisal (OREA) has approved this course for 54 hours of basic education (BE) credit. OREA has approved this course for 51 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for license renewal provided the student has 90% attendance and passes a closed book final exam.

RE 41  Advanced Real Estate Appraisal

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: RE 40 with a minimum grade of C or California OREA license or California DRE broker license
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction in advanced concepts of the income approach to value process for real property, analyzing operating expenses, capitalization, and depreciation. Students develop proficiency in utilizing residential income and commercial and industrial property appraisal guidelines to create a standard appraisal form. Emphasis is placed on the advanced cost approach valuation, in addition to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) ethics.

Note: The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has approved this course  as one of the elective courses for the real estate broker license. This course is not approved by DRE for the educational requirements for the salesperson license
.

RE 95/96abcd  Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student's major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Real Estate/Business field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units.

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 Last Published 8/1/13