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Earn Your Degree in Real Estate and Go to Work in an Exciting Industry

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Real Estate is a career with almost limitless potential and tremendous opportunities. Buying and selling houses and buildings, appraising facilities for their worth, understanding property taxes and codes, helping someone obtain a loan to realize their dream. You can do all of this with a career in the real estate industry. A degree in real estate shows that you have invested the time to learn about the entire industry. It makes you well-rounded and puts you a step ahead of others when searching for a job.

The real estate industry is busy and an exciting area to work, with many opportunities for advancement and growth. You will be challenged and rewarded, while helping your friends and neighbors, and you will play an important role in the enhancement of your community's vital economy.

Help clients buy, sell, and rent properties
Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $50,300/year $24.18/hour[KK1]
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 7% increase
(faster than average)

Take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties.
Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $58,340/year $28.05/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 7% increase
(faster than average)

You can get Associate in Science (AS) through LAHC's Business Real Estate program where you will gain an in depth understanding of the practices and principles of real estate.

  • Improve your understanding of the home loan and appraisal process so you can help your buyers and sellers obtain the best value for their dollar.
  • Enhance your critical thinking and project management skills as you pull groups together to complete an intricate financial process.
  • Consider an internship so you can build your career connections, gain work experience and create community ties for after you graduate and begin your job search.
  • Comprehend, and communicate using accurate terminology and language required for California real estate.

Want to go into real estate? You can start preparing for your career before your first class begins at LAHC:

  • Make an appointment with your LAHC academic counselor to review LAHC's program.
  • Research and follow blogs and social media influencers to learn more about the real estate industry. Read magazines and books to go in depth and learn about this dynamic industry.
  • Once you're at LAHC, learn about support services such as tutoring and study labs, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, become a student ambassador or run for student government. These activities create new relationships and show potential employers your commitment to your education and leadership skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate competency in the major areas of real estate including but not limited to principles, practice, legal aspects, economics, property management, and real estate appraisal.
  • Apply knowledge of real estate law, principles, and practice to properly complete real estate documents.
  • Perform research and organize information to advance their careers as well as their own self-development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how local, state, and federal laws and economic conditions affect the real estate environment.
  • Pass the state Department of Real Estate's salespersons exam.
  • Have the skills necessary to work in a real estate office, including the selling and listing of properties.
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