Real Estate

Fixer Upper. Million Dollar Listing. Love It or List It. While cable TV has put the exciting business of real estate at the forefront, you don’t have to be on TV to help a family find their dream home or a business establish its new corporate headquarters. Career options in real estate are wide-ranging, from residential and commercial real estate to urban planning. The OCC Career Advantage real estate program will prepare you or help you advance in a career assisting clients with their real estate needs. The real estate field offers almost limitless earning potential for those with the right training and skills. Read on to learn more.

A sampling of courses for these careers

Business Law
Real Estate Practice
Real Estate Appraisal

Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Principles
Accounting for Small Business

Did you know?

Employment of property, real estate, and community association managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in real estate.

Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

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In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement

Prepare for an entry-level position as a real estate broker. After completing this program, you will be ready to sit for the California real estate broker examination. View program detail in course catalog.

Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization

Prepare for an entry-level position as a real estate agent and learn how to effectively facilitate real estate transactions in a variety of settings. After completing the program, you will be prepared to sit for the state exam for a real estate salesperson license. View program detail in course catalog.

Or earn your
associate degree
in under 4 years

Complete the Real Estate Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. This program will prepare you for an entry-level position as a real estate broker. After completing this program, you will be ready to sit for the California real estate broker examination. View program detail in course catalog.


To enroll in a Career Advantage program, you must first apply for admission to Orange Coast College. To apply, go to the Admissions Application Information webpage and review the information and requirements for admission. A link at the bottom of that page will take you to the CCCApply website, where you will be prompted to create an account so you can begin the application process.

Classes cost $46 per unit for residents of California. Classes vary in their unit value, but an average 3-unit class costs $138. There are additional fees required to register and additional costs associated with each program. Click here to view the estimated total costs of the program in this career cluster.

View this chart for the length of the core program.

This program offers online, evening and weekend courses. For details about offerings in this program, speak to a counselor or consult the class schedule. The class schedule tool searches through all Orange Coast College course offerings and includes a filter for online classes.

You can make an appointment in person, online or by phone.  Click here for more information about Counseling Services and how to make an appointment.

For general questions about enrollment, availability of classes and other services for prospective and current OCC students, call The Answer Center at 714-432-5772. For answers to specific questions you can speak to a counselor or to the faculty member listed on this program page.

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

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