Real Estate

Business Sciences

Every person and business has to think about real estate. Where are you going to live? Rent or buy? Where will your business operate? If you want to learn about real estate and investing, prepare for a degree or certificate or become a self-employed Salesperson, IVC Real Estate is here to help you.

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IVC Real Estate supports its students in their goals. Certificates and Degrees focus on preparing students for the Real Estate Salesperson License, success as a self-employed business owner, the educational requirements to become a Real Estate Broker and for those transferring into a bachelors program who want to gain knowledge in this vast industry. Real estate isn’t just single-family homes and open houses. You can represent others and yourself in purchasing, leasing or managing investments, residential and commercial properties and work in finance.

Program Length

IVC Real Estate Certificates of Achievement (awarded on your transcript) can be earned in as little as one semester. Certificates are “stackable” to award your accomplishments as you complete your goals.

Transfer Options

IVC Real Estate 100-level courses are transferrable to CSUs. In addition, several California CSUs offer Real Estate Minors in their degree programs, usually housed in the School of Business.

Your Support Team

Your success is our priority! Whether you are just starting, in the middle of, or completing your time at IVC, we have a team of people in your corner to help keep you on-track to reach your goals at IVC and beyond! 

Coming Soon: Completion Teams to get students from start to goal! Look for your team beginning fall 2021!

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Transfer Options, Degrees and/or Certificates

Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
RE 170Real Estate Principles3
RE 172Real Estate Practice3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List A3
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
RE 170Real Estate Principles3
RE 172Real Estate Practice3
RE Major CourseRE Major Course from List B3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List A3-4
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List B3
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List B1-3
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
RE 170Real Estate Principles3
RE 172Real Estate Practice3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
RE 174Legal Aspects of Real Estate3
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List A3-4
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
RE 175Real Estate Finance3
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List B3
Semester X
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUNITS
RE 176AReal Estate Appraisal I3
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List B3
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUNITS
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MathMath GE Course1C3-5
RE 170Real Estate PrinciplesMajor3
RE 172Real Estate PracticeMajor3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)2-3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUNITS
Communication/ThinkingCommunication/Analytical Thinking GE Course1B3-4
RE 174Legal Aspects of Real EstateMajor3
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List AMajor3-4
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE Course33
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUNITS
RE 175Real Estate FinanceMajor3
RE 190Escrow IMajor3
Major CourseReal Estate Major Course from List BMajor3
Natural SciencesNatural Sciences GE Course23
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUNITS
RE 176AReal Estate Appraisal IMajor3
RE 195Property Management IMajor3
Major CourseRE Major Course from List BMajor3
Major CourseRE Major Course from List BMajor1-3
ARTS/HUMArts or Humanities GE Course43
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)2
  • Note: This sample academic plan does not account for the Ethnic Studies requirement for the AS degree.
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

Explore Careers Related to Real Estate

Assessors

Median Salary

$77,272

Job Growth

-16%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 43%
  • Certificate
  • 5%
  • Some College
  • 23%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 23%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5%
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Loan Officers

Median Salary

$61,842

Job Growth

-2%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 13%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 70%
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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Median Salary

$55,451

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 15%
  • Certificate
  • 10%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 55%
  • Master's Degree
  • 10%
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Real Estate Sales Agents

Median Salary

$58,310

Job Growth

+7%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 52%
  • Certificate
  • 24%
  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5%
  • Master's Degree
  • 5%
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Real Estate Brokers

Median Salary

$69,165

Job Growth

+18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 24%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 6%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 45%
  • Master's Degree
  • 9%
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Not sure if Real Estate is the right fit?

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