Award-Winning Program!

De Anza's Real Estate program has been recognized by the state Chancellor's "Workforce Star" initiative for strong performance in a key area: 
  • Students earned at or above the regional living wage 71% of the time

Career Opportunities in Real Estate

young man talking to coupleReal estate agents and brokers assist their clients with buying, selling or renting property – including homes, buildings, commercial space and undeveloped land.

Real estate agents may specialize in selling certain types of residential or commercial property. They often find desirable properties, prepare them for sale or lease and assist in negotiating terms.

Agents can work for a broker in a small firm or a large company. They're usually paid by commission, as agreed by the broker and the agent.

In California, real estate agents and brokers must be licensed by the state Department of Real Estate. Licensing requirements include college-level courses in real estate principles and practices. 

Employment Outlook: 2016-2026

  • The number of jobs for real estate agents is expected to increase 13.4%
  • Jobs for real estate brokers are expected to grow by 16.2%

These ten-year projections are calculated by California's Employment Development Department, which collects data about the state's workforce and economic trends.

Studying Real Estate at De Anza

young woman in suitThe Real Estate Department at De Anza offers certificate and degree programs that help students prepare for work as an agent, broker, prospective homeowner or investor.

These programs meet the state licensing requirements for real estate agents and brokers. They also include courses in such areas as real estate finance, appraisal and property management.

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In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

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Dean of Business, Computer Science and Applied Technologies


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