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Course Number: RLEST 2A
Principles of Real Estate
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Required for those preparing for the real estate salesperson’s licensing examination.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Basic laws and principles of California real estate: Provides understanding, background, and terminology necessary for advanced study in specialized courses; preparation for the real estate salesperson’s licensing examination.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 4A
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Basic legal aspects of real estate: Nature and classes of property, contracts, encumbrances, and leases; and principles of law applied to real estate.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 4B
Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Rlest 4A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Advanced legal aspects of real estate: Nature and classes of property, contracts, encumbrances, and leases; and principles of law applied to real estate.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 5
Real Estate Practice
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Comprehensive presentation of daily activities of brokers and salespersons: Selling, listing, advertising, taking and presenting offers, qualifying buyers; appraisal, finance, and escrow procedures; taxation, investment property, and exchanges.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 6A
Real Estate Finance
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Basic real estate finance: Study and analysis of money markets, interest rates, real estate financing, lending policies, and problems involved in financing real property; emphasis on homes with brief introduction to multifamily units.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 6B
Advanced Real Estate Finance
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Rlest 2A
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 6A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Advanced real estate finance: Detailed study of financing for multi-family units, commercial properties, and special purpose projects.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 7A
Real Estate Appraisal
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Basic real estate appraisal: Study of methods and techniques used to determine value; emphasis on residential property with brief introduction to multifamily units. 0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 7B
Advanced Real Estate Appraisal
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 7A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Advanced real estate appraisal: Study of methods and techniques used to determine value, marketability, and return on multi-family units and commercial and other investment properties.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 8
Property Management
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Real estate management: Neighborhood analysis and trends, rent schedules, leases, accounting, maintenance, and landlord/tenant relations; the business of property management.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 9
Real Estate Economics
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to real estate economics: Introductory study of city, neighborhood, and property value changes; analysis of contemporary real estate economic problems; includes field trips.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 10
Real Estate Mathematics
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Real estate mathematics: Study to assist the student with the mathematics portion of the licensing examination and to assist the agent in his/her everyday transactions.   0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 11
Real Estate Escrow Procedures
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Real estate escrow procedures: Procedures, techniques, and areas of responsibility in handling escrows.  0511.10

 

Course Number: RLEST 13
Real Estate Exchanges and Exchange Taxation
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the theory, mechanics, and tax aspects of real estate exchanges: Balancing equities, contacts, and escrow procedures.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 14
Real Estate Investments
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Survey and analysis of real estate investments: Counseling, valuation, after-tax benefits, and a brief introduction to exchanges.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 18
Common Interest Developments (Homeowners Associations Management)
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended Preparation: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the basics of managing, purchasing, and selling of common interest developments (CIDs) governed by homeowners associations (HOA): Condominiums, stock cooperatives, community apartment projects, and planned developments; applicable federal and state laws.   0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 20
Computer Applications in Real Estate
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Rlest 2A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Overview of the Internet and computer hardware and software applications used in the day-to-day life of the real estate practitioner: Computer technology and its effect on business practices and the field of real estate in particular, e-mail for business purposes, use of the Internet and software applications in searching for homes and real estate loans, and use in rental, leasing and property taxation procedures, contracts, and forms.  0511.00
AA/AS area 4c

 

Course Number: RLEST 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Real Estate
Units: .5-9
Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 49
Independent Study in Real Estate
Units: .5-5
Class: (GR or P/NP) Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  0511.00

 

Course Number: RLEST 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Real Estate
Units: .5-9
Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  0511.00