Real Estate, Certificate of Achievement

The Real Estate program offers courses that are designed to meet qualification requirements for California State Real Estate License Examinations.

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.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
REAL 50Principles of Real Estate3
REAL 51Real Estate Practice3
Select one course from the following:3-4
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Basic Accounting
Business Law
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Property Management
Real Estate Appraisal I
Total Units9-10

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 Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
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 1 3
REAL 52 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 1 3
REAL 53 Real Estate Finance 1 3
REAL 56 Real Estate Property Management (Summer only course) 1 3
BUSI 18 Business Law 1 3
 Total Units24

Additional courses recommended for students who plan to apply for real estate broker license examination. 

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.