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Real Estate

El Camino’s real estate degree and certificate programs put you on the right track for a career in the real estate industry. Whether your passion is residential or commercial real estate sales, appraisal, escrow, or property management, you’ll be ready to start a career following graduation. It’s an accessible, affordable path to a rewarding, in-demand career.

Our Real Estate Associate of Science (AA) degree typically takes up to two years, and all El Camino real estate courses are accredited by the State of California’s Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. Real estate education at El Camino will challenge you to be your best. We’ll be here to help.

1,798
Annual job openings for real estate sales agents.
$59,511
Median salary for loan officers.
#1
California leads the nation in the number of people employed as property appraisers and assessors.

Choose a Degree Designed for Real Estate

This degree is the perfect option for El Camino real estate students who want to prepare for the state examination for a California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) license and start their careers as soon as possible. The degree offers three areas of focus: real estate, real estate appraisal, and mortgage brokerage.

Real Estate Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

Drawing upon concepts that include finance, accounting, mortgage loan brokering and lending, and appraisal, this degree prepares you for a career in a number of fields related to real estate.

  • Take real estate courses in a variety of fields such as title and escrow, appraisal, accounting, property law, tax regulations, and business math.
  • Consider careers in real estate sales, property management, escrow and financing, mortgage brokerage, and more.
  • Explore key real estate concepts as you build fundamental skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Develop the passion for ethical business practices and sound business management that is essential to a real estate career.

Certificates

Elevate your associate degree in real estate from El Camino College with a Real Estate Appraisal Certificate of Achievement. This certificate is available to students who already hold an associate or higher degree or who complete their degree at the same time as the certificate requirements.

  • Take real estate courses in a variety of fields such as title and escrow, appraisal, accounting, property law, tax regulations, and business math.
  • Consider a career as an assessor, a real estate appraiser, a real estate broker, and more.
  • Explore key real estate concepts as you build fundamental skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Develop the passion for ethical business practices and sound business management that is essential to a real estate career.

Drawing upon concepts that include title and escrow procedures, property management, appraisal, finance, and the ownership of real property, this certificate supplements your real estate associate degree at El Camino.

  • Take real estate courses in a variety of fields like title and escrow, appraisal, accounting, property law, tax regulations, and business math.
  • Consider a career as an assessor, a real estate appraiser, a real estate broker, and more.
  • Explore key real estate concepts as you build fundamental skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Develop the passion for ethical business practices and sound business management that is essential to a real estate career.

Elevate your associate degree in real estate from El Camino College with a Mortgage Loan Brokerage Certificate of Achievement. This certificate is available to students who complete their degree at the same time as the certificate requirements.

  • Take real estate courses in a variety of fields such as title and escrow, appraisal, accounting, property law, tax regulations, and business math.
  • Consider a career as a mortgage loan broker, a real estate broker, an assessor, a real estate appraiser, and more.
  • Explore key real estate concepts as you build fundamental skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Develop the passion for ethical business practices and sound business management that is essential to a real estate career.

Pursue a Career in Real Estate

As an El Camino real estate graduate, you’ll be prepared for the state examination for a California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) license and for work in the real estate industry. We’ll help you build the practical knowledge and hands-on skills for any career you choose.

  • You can choose from three areas of focus in the degree program: real estate, real estate appraisal, or mortgage brokerage.
  • Start a career in a wide variety of fields related to real estate, including commercial and residential real estate sales agents, association/property managers, appraisers, brokers and leasing consultants, and more.
  • Apply your understanding of real estate law and best practices to establish yourself as a reputable real estate professional.
  • Use the academic foundation you’ve developed in El Camino’s full slate of courses accredited by the state’s Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
  • Median salary for a real estate broker is $71,000 and $73,000 for real estate appraisers.

Build Your Real Estate Network Beyond the Classroom

As an El Camino real estate student, you become part of a professional community. The perspectives and connections you develop here will prove valuable throughout your real estate career.

  • Prepare to work in the Los Angeles area -- one of the hottest real estate markets in the country.
  • Choose concurrent enrollment and be ready to take the licensing exam in just six weeks.
  • Learn from experts and make connections in the real estate/business field.
  • Gain hands-on experiences that will help you improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and decide on a career focus.
  • Explore opportunities for continuing education credit for license renewal.
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Real Estate Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Real Estate AA degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Real Estate Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Real Estate AA degree.

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