Real Estate, Associate in Science

The Real Estate program offers courses that are designed to meet qualification requirements for California State Real Estate License Examinations as well as a range of additional courses leading to an Associate in Science degree in Real Estate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain and apply to a specific factual situation the Realtor Code of Ethics and the Regulations of the Department of Real Estate.
  • Describe the different methods for holding and conveying interests in real property.
  • Explain how a real estate office is established and operated.
  • Explain the fiduciary responsibility owed by a real estate agent to her/his principal.

Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
REAL 50Principles of Real Estate3
REAL 51Real Estate Practice3
REAL 52Legal Aspects of Real Estate3
REAL 53Real Estate Finance3
REAL 54Real Estate Economics3
REAL 56Real Estate Property Management3
REAL 57AReal Estate Appraisal I3
Additional Requirements
BUSI 18Business Law3
BUSI 20Introduction to Business3
BUSI 42Human Resources Management3
BUSI 70Business Communication3
Additional Requirements27
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested 2-Year Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 1A College Composition 3
REAL 50 Principles of Real Estate 3
REAL 51 Real Estate Practice 3
REAL 54 Real Estate Economics 3
REAL 57A Real Estate Appraisal I 3
LIBR 50 Introduction to Library and Research Skills 1
REAL 52 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3
REAL 53 Real Estate Finance 3
MPC GE Area A2 (MATH 16 Recommended) 4
MPC GE Area D (ECON 2 or ECON 4 Recommended) 3
REAL 56 Real Estate Property Management (Summer Only Course) 3
Year 2
BUSI 18 Business Law 3
BUSI 20 Introduction to Business 3
BUSI 70 Business Communication 3
MPC GE Area C 3
Electives (ENGL 2 Recommended) 3
BUSI 42 Human Resources Management 3
MPC GE Area B & Lab 4
MPC GE Area F 3
Electives (SPCH 1, SPCH 2, SPCH 3 Recommended) 3
 Total Units60

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.