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Associate in Arts Degree
To receive an Associate in Arts degree from El Camino College Compton Educational Center, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center. A notation of "Graduation with Honors" is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.

The degree or certificates are designed to provide students with competencies to enter careers in residential and commercial real estate appraisal, escrow, exchange, development, investment, leasing, property management, sales, and title insurance. The program meets legislatively mandated education for the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) salesperson and broker license exams as well as the Office of Real Estate Appraisal (OREA) license exam. Courses are approved by the DRE and OREA for basic and continuing education, including computer applications and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Competencies are assessed using projects and exams.

Major Requirements:

Real Estate 11 Real Estate Principles

 (3 units)

Real Estate 14A Real Estate Finance I

 (3 units)

Real Estate 40 Real Estate Appraisal

 (3 units)

And one of the following options: Real Estate Option:

Real Estate 12A Legal Aspects of Real Estate   

 (3 units)

Real Estate 13 Real Estate Practice

 (3 units)


Complete one of the following:

Business 1A Financial Accounting

 (4 units)

Real Estate 16 Real Estate Economics

 (3 units)


Complete two of the following:

Law 5 Contracts, Sales and Commercial Paper

 (3 units)

Real Estate 12B Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate

 (3 units)

Real Estate 14B Real Estate Finance I

 (3 units)

Real Estate 17 Real Estate Taxation and Exchange

 (3 units)

Real Estate 19 Real Property Management

 (3 units)

Real Estate 21 Real Estate Investment

 (3 units)

Real Estate 26 Principles of Escrow

 (3 units)

Real Estate 31 Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

 (3 units)

Real Estate 41 Advanced Real Estate Appraisal

 (3 units)


Total Units: 24-25

 


Real Estate Appraisal Option:

Real Estate 16   Real Estate Economics

 (3 units)

Real Estate 25 Computer Applications in Real Estate

 (3 units)

Real Estate 41 Advanced Real Estate Appraisal

 (3 units)


Complete two of the following:

Real Estate 14B  Advanced Real Estate Finance

 (3 units)

Real Estate 19 Real Property Management

 (3 units)

Real Estate 21 Real Estate Investment

 (3 units)

Real Estate 31 Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

 (3 units)

Complete two of the following:

Business 15 Business Mathematics 

 (3 units)

Business 28 Written Business Communications

 (3 units)

Computer Information Systems 13 Introduction to Computers

 (3 units)

Law 6 Agency, Corporations and Partnerships

 (3 units)

Total Units: 33

 


Mortgage Brokerage Option:

Business 1A Financial Accounting

 (4 units)

Real Estate 13 Real Estate Practice

 (3 units)

Real Estate 16 Real Estate Economics

 (3 units)

Real Estate 25 Computer Applications in Real Estate

 (3 units)

Real Estate 31 Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

 (3 units)

Complete two of the following:

Real Estate 12A Legal Aspects of Real Estate 

 (3 units)

Real Estate 14B Advanced Real Estate Finance

 (3 units)

Real Estate 17 Real Estate Taxation and Exchange

 (3 units)

Real Estate 19 Real Property Management

 (3 units)

Real Estate 26 Principles of Escrow

 (3 units)

Complete one of the following:

Business 5A Income Tax Accounting

 (4 units)

Business 15 Business Mathematics

 (3 units)

Business 28 Written Business Communications

 (3 units)

Total Units: 34-35

 


Continuing Education Special topic seminars approved by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) to renew real estate licenses are offered within some real estate classes. (Sponsor No. 0170-xxx; per course number.) Many courses are approved by the California Office of Real Estate Appraisal (OREA) for Continuing Education credit for license renewal (Sponsor #95ECC). Check current Schedule of Classes and catalog descriptions for Continuing Education offerings.

Courses not available at the Compton Center may be taken at the Torrance campus.
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.
For more information, contact the Alicia Zambrano (310) 900-1600 x 2779.

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