Dean: Traci Fahimi, EdD
Academic Chair: Dan Scott, DBA, MBA
Faculty: Rick H. Boone, MBA, EdD
IVC Real Estate prepares students to enter the real estate industry for jobs as real estate salesperson, property manager, loan officer, real estate broker, real estate developer, escrow officer and related positions. Students will learn about the many areas of real estate, including homes, investments, development, financing, leasing, appraising and the tools used to transfer real property. Students who complete the real estate certificates are equipped with not only immediately marketable skills but will also meet the education requirements for the California Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Licenses. IVC real estate courses can also be used to earn transferable lower-division credit that may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree in business-related areas. Courses are offered online and on-ground to allow flexibility to those with busy schedules and outside commitments.
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.
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:
- Real Estate Salesperson
- Escrow Officer
- Loan Officer
- Property Manager
- Real Estate Broker
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).
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