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Real Estate Broker Certificate of Achievement

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Help People Find Their Forever Home

A career in real estate is dynamic and exciting. Help a business owner find the perfect building, help a growing family find a home with space to grow and a yard to play in, all while staying on top of the real estate market and making an excellent income. If you are already a real estate agent, consider becoming a Broker and running your own team.

When working in real estate, you assist in the buying and selling of buildings, homes, and property. You will be part of your region’s economy. You’ll know which businesses are growing and expanding, which single-family homes are in demand, how interest rates influence the real estate market, and how property taxes are determined and what they fund for the public.

Careers in Real Estate 

Real Estate Brokers, much like agents, are always on the move, scouting new locations, networking with community and corporate business members, and helping potential buyers find the space to fit their needs. Brokers also have the opportunity to start their own firm and hire agents to work for their firm, allowing them to expand their business potential.

Here is more information about what you could have by receiving a Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate Broker: 

Career information below is taken from bls.gov in November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High School Diploma or equivalent 
$50,300 $24.18/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Pass License Exam: Licensing 7% increase

465,500

Appraisers and assessors of real estate provide a value estimate on land and buildings.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree
 $78,940/year $26.43/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Long-term on-the-job training
7% increase

80,100

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High School Diploma or equivalent 
$65,670/year $31.57/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 4% decrease

346,000

 

Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High School Diploma or equivalent 
$59,700/year $28.70/hourhour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 7% increase

117,300

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC about being a Real Estate Broker

You can get a Certificate of Achievement (CA) or an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts through LASC’s Real Estate program where you will:

  • Develop a deeper knowledge of real estate finances, laws, escrow practices, and appraisal techniques to be able to pass the DRE Salesperson Exam and become a Real Estate Broker.
  • Learn how to effectively lead and oversee a group of people in a work environment through constructive communication, proficient technical skills, and in-depth knowledge of real estate fundamentals to ensure your firm’s goals are being met. 
  • Gain invaluable experience working to help bring projects to fruition by managing processes and people.
  • Dive into the diversity of today’s 21st-century ways of managing and supervising to find out how traditional management principles have melded with modern principles driven by technology.
  • Watch for upcoming innovative workshops, events, and business fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education to develop new relationships and network with community leaders and local business owners, as well as develop a deeper knowledge for all of the different aspects of owning your own business.
  • LASC leads the way in promoting future business leaders through innovative academic programs with the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) that helps educate and connect aspiring business owners to their careers and industry interests. As a matter of fact, LASC is really good at forging new opportunities in entrepreneurship. We were awarded the Entrepreneurial College Award in 2017 by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) due to our leadership in starting ground-breaking, entrepreneurially-minded programs.
  • Want More? You can get an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts: Real Estate to further your skills while you deepen your critical-thinking and problem-solving capabilities. And, if you want to get a bachelor’s degree, you will save money on your first two years of college learning from enthusiastic, resourceful faculty. Talk with your academic counselor to find out more!

Degrees & Courses You Will Take 

Review LASC’s Certificate of Achievement for Real Estate-Broker and our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Certificate Code: 511.00
Total Units Required: 24

Required Courses: Units
REAL ES 1 Real Estate Principles   
3
REAL ES 3 Real Estate Practices   3
REAL ES 5 Legal Aspects of Real Estate I 3
REAL ES 7 Real Estate Finance I  3
REAL ES 9 Real Estate Appraisal I  
3
REAL ES 11 Escrow Principles  3
REAL ES 14 Property Management 
3
REAL ES 21 Real Estate Economics 
3
TOTAL UNITS 24

Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate-Broker (CA) 

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to: 

  • Pass the DRE salespersons exam. 
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to work in a real estate office, including the selling and listing of properties.

Get Ready Before You Start

Interested in a career as a Real Estate Broker? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your career:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss what opportunities and support services might be a good match with your career goals.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, such as the LASC Entrepreneur Club and Toastmasters to improve your public speaking skills, and find out what other business opportunities LASC has through the School of Career Technical Education, such as business workshops and specific events on starting your own business, networking, career fairs. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to: 

  • Pass the DRE salespersons exam; 
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to work in a real estate office, including the selling and listing of properties.