2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Real Estate Appraisal Associate of Science

The Real Estate Appraisal Program is designed to prepare students with educational courses needed for positions within the Real Estate Appraisal profession and to meet the California State requirements under the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA). Please note, the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers requires applicable hours of experience along with qualifying coursework to sit for the state exam. Please refer to the BREA webpage for current requirements.

Potential careers that could be obtained with this degree include: Real Estate Appraiser.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Meet their career goals toward getting a job in the Real Estate appraisal industry.
  • Meet personal or consumer education goals. (Examples: Students will indicate better preparation for making home purchase or sale decisions; students will indicate better preparation for completing real estate finance transactions.)
  • Evaluate their professional improvement objectives as having been met. (Examples: Students will indicate that they will be able to improve their job performance or that they are more qualified for either a hierarchical or lateral career move.)
  • Demonstrate mastery of the following core competencies: General Real Estate law, the escrow process, landlord/tenant rights, real estate finance instruments, and the appraisal process.


Course ID Title Units
RE 176A      Real Estate Appraisal I 3
RE 176B   Real Estate Appraisal II 3
RE 176C   Real Estate Appraisal III Market Analysis and Studies 3
RE 200   Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 1.5
RE 174   Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3
RE 175   Real Estate Finance 3
RE 170   Real Estate Principles 3




Associate of Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science Degree. A minimum of 12 must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.