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2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Real Estate

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Dean: Anna "Cathleen" Greiner, PhD
Academic Chair: Roopa Mathur, PhD
Faculty: Dixie Massaro, Rick H. Boone, MBA


The IVC Real Estate program includes courses in business, real estate and finance. Students learn the principles, techniques and problems related to the transfer of real property, personal property, businesses and franchises, including appraising and financing. 


Students who complete the core curriculum are equipped with not only immediately marketable skills but also the coursework necessary to sit for the California Real Estate Broker's Examination. They also earn transferable lower-division credit that may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree in business-related areas. In addition, individual courses in such areas as appraisal, property management, and real estate finance will provide students with entry-level skills in these areas. Courses are offered either online or during the evening to allow individuals with family and employment commitments the opportunity to study for a new or re-entry career.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the real estate program, students will be able to

  • Explain how state and federal antidiscrimination laws impact real estate activities.
  • Identify the various ways of holding title to real property including any rights of survivorship.
  • Explain how agency relationships affect a real estate licensee's disclosure requirements.

Potential Careers

Numerous career opportunities exist for all students in the program, both those who take individual courses and those who complete the coursework for the major. Examples of careers include the following:

  • Appraiser
  • Escrow Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Salesperson

Students must meet the prerequisites and pass the necessary exams that may be required for licensing. Check the California Bureau of Real Estate for updates (www.dre.ca.gov).


    Associate in ScienceCertificate of AchievementCertificate of Proficiency

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