Academic Catalogs

Real Estate-Broker, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_RE

Control Number: 22380

Financial Aid Eligible

Students who complete the Real Estate-Broker Certificate of Achievement are equipped with immediately marketable skills and also the coursework necessary to sit for the California Real Estate Broker’s Examination.

Program Outcomes

  1. Function effectively in an entry-level real estate position using the skills, principles, and tools they have acquired.
  2. Communicate effectively in personal organizational and real estate environments.
  3. Apply the real estate principles they have learned to effectively facilitate real estate transactions in a variety of settings.
  4. Be prepared to sit for the California Real Estate Broker’s Exam.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT A100Accounting for Small Business3-4
or ACCT A101 Financial Accounting
BUS A110Business Law3
ECON A170Microeconomics3
or ECON A175 Macroeconomics
RE A110Real Estate Principles3
RE A120Legal Aspects of Real Estate3
RE A130Real Estate Practice3
RE A140Real Estate Appraisal3
RE A150Real Estate Finance3
Total Units24-25

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Accounting for Small Business
or Financial Accounting
RE A110 Real Estate Principles 3
BUS A110 Business Law 3
RE A140 Real Estate Appraisal 1 3
Semester 2
RE A120 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3
RE A130 Real Estate Practice 3
RE A150 Real Estate Finance 2 3
or Macroeconomics
 Total Units24-25