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RE 110
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a study of California real estate laws. Topics include: the sources of law and the judicial system; agency; duties and responsibilities of licensees; contracts and their application to real estate; property ownership and management; real estate security devices; property rights, liens and homesteads; landlord-tenant law, land use controls, and title insurance and escrow. Completion of the course applies toward the California Department of Real Estate education requirements for the broker's examination.
RE 120
Real Estate Practice
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers practices and techniques of residential real estate brokerage and sales, including ethics, fair housing agency, goal setting, prospecting, listing, advertising, escrow procedures, financing, taxation, marketing, property management, leasing and business opportunities. Course applies toward California Department of Real Estate education requirements for the broker's examination.
RE 130
Real Estate Finance
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an analysis of real estate financing, including lending policies and problems in financing transactions in residential, apartment, commercial, and special purpose properties. Methods of financing properties are emphasized. The course applies toward the educational requirements for the Broker's Examination.
RE 140
Real Estate Appraisal
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers the purposes of appraisals; the appraisal process; and the different approaches, methods and techniques used to determine the value of various types of property. The course emphasizes residential single family properties and applies toward the educational requirement for the Real Estate Broker's License, and Licensed and General Appraiser's License.
RE 141
Advanced Appraisal
3 Units
Prerequisite: RE 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course discusses advanced appraisal concepts with an emphasis on market and income analysis, capitalization techniques, rate derivation, compound interest tables, cost and sales comparison approaches; and the appraisal of specific income properties such as apartments, office buildings, shopping centers and industrial properties.
RE 150
Real Estate Economics
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers nature and classification of real estate and real estate investments, economic development of real property, real estate cycles and market trends. Governmental and private sector influence on the economics of real estate is covered. It is recommended that this course be taken last in the real estate course series.
RE 160
Introduction to Escrow Procedures
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers the functions and responsibilities of the escrow holder, including actual preparation of escrow instructions and documents in a typical real estate transaction. Audit, disbursement, the issuance of closing statements and analysis of title insurance policies are covered.
RE 161
Advanced Escrow Procedures
3 Units
Prerequisite: RE 160 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers unusual and difficult types of escrow, including the evaluation of possible solutions with emphasis on real estate loans, financing instruments and exchanges.
RE 190
Real Property Management
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers the day-to-day operation and management of real property including: marketing procedures, leases, maintenance, accounting and economics, recordkeeping, management forms, legal requirement, laws, human relations, employer responsibilities and management.
RE 295
Independent Studies in Real Estate
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
RE 299
Experimental Offering in Real Estate
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
RE 300
California Real Estate Principles
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This fundamental real estate course covers the basic laws and principles of California real estate, giving understanding, background, and terminology necessary for advanced study in specialized courses. This course is required by the California Department of Real Estate prior to taking the real estate salesperson's examination.
RE 495
Independent Studies in Real Estate
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
RE 498
Work Experience in Real Estate
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Real Estate.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
RE 499
Experimental Offering in Real Estate
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB