Award-Winning Program!De Anza's Real Estate program has been recognized by the state Chancellor's "Workforce Star" initiative for strong performance in a key area:
- Students earned at or above the regional living wage 71% of the time
Career Opportunities in Real Estate
Real estate agents and brokers assist their clients with buying, selling or renting property ‚Äď including homes, buildings, commercial space and undeveloped land.
Real estate agents may specialize in selling certain types of residential or commercial property. They often find desirable properties, prepare them for sale or lease and assist in negotiating terms.
Agents can work for a broker in a small firm or a large company. They're usually paid by commission, as agreed by the broker and the agent.
In California, real estate agents and brokers must be licensed by the state Department of Real Estate. Licensing requirements include college-level courses in real estate principles and practices.
Employment Outlook: 2020-2030
- The number of jobs for real estate agents is expected to increase by 8%
- Jobs for real estate brokers are expected to grow by 9%
Studying Real Estate at De Anza
The Real Estate Department at De Anza offers certificate and degree programs that help students prepare for work as an agent, broker, prospective homeowner or investor.
These programs meet the state licensing requirements for real estate agents and brokers. They also include courses in such areas as real estate finance, appraisal and property management.
Real Estate - Certificate of AchievementOnline OptionDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Real Estate
The Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate provides the student with a thorough understanding of the California residential real estate market from a buyerís, sellerís and real estate professionalís perspective. In addition, students completing the program meet the minimum requirements to sit for the California Real Estate Sales License exam.
Real Estate - Associate in ArtsOnline OptionDetails for Associate in Arts - Real Estate
The A.A. degree in Real Estate provides the student with a thorough understanding of the California residential real estate market from a buyerís, sellerís and real estate professionalís perspective. In addition, students completing the program meet the minimum requirements to sit for the California Real Estate Sales License exam.
Real Estate: Noncredit
Real Estate Salesperson - Certificate of CompletionDetails for Certificate of Completion - Real Estate Salesperson
The Real Estate Salesperson Certificate of Completion sequence provides students with the knowledge to buy and sell real estate in California. Students who have passed courses required for this certificate meet the requirements to sit for the California Real Estate Salesperson license exam. Passing the California Real Estate license exam allows students to pursue entry-level jobs such as real estate agent, property manager, real estate assistant, leasing agent or transaction coordinator. Noncredit courses are tuition-free but students are required to purchase course materials.
In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.