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Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

The Real Estate associate in applied science (AAS-T) degree is built upon the technical skills and essential education for advanced real estate job preparation, but also includes college-level general education component common to all the AAS-T degrees. The Real Estate AAS-T Degree is designed as a transfer program for those interested in an applied baccalaureate degree in the Community College system and, in particular, for students interested in the BAS – International Business degree or the BAS – Property Management degree here at North Seattle College or programs offered at Evergreen State College or Western Governor’s University.

Our program gives students a broad base of knowledge and training in the real estate field. Graduates will be prepared to enter the real estate field or start their own business in real estate sales, real estate finance, real estate investment, property management, title insurance, or escrow. As the students’ progress toward their degree, they will also acquire the certificates offered in the program.

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T) Full Time:
Part Time:

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

  • Be able to communicate effectively in Real Estate environment
  • Interact effectively with co-workers and the public
  • Develop and nurture a professional Real Estate network
  • Use technology to support Real Estate related research, analysis, reporting, and marketing activities
  • Practice according to the ethical and legal standards of the Real Estate industry
  • Participate in on-going learning activities that contribute to personal and professional growth and the improvement of the Real Estate industry
  • Perform effectively in any of the Real Estate positions identified in the “roles”

Generic Description for Career information for all programs

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $10,560.55
  • NonResident Cost : $11,945.57
  • International Student Cost : $27,219.92

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures for recording business transactions and developing financial accounting reports.

ACCT&201 5.0

Focuses on applications of basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures to more complex business transactions and to different forms of enterprise ownership. Prereq: ACCT& 201 or instructor permission.

ACCT&202 5.0

Analysis of accounting data as part of the managerial process of planning, decision-making and control. Concentrates on economic decision making in enterprises. Prereq: ACCT& 202 or instructor permission.

ACCT&203 5.0

(Formerly BUS 250) Nature, development and operation of principles of business law relating to contracts, commercial paper, corporations, agency, partnerships and sales.

BUS& 201 5.0

DOL Pre-licensing educational requirement

Pre-license course prepares the student for the Washington State Real Estate Salesperson License Exam. Also introduces sales and listing practices, financing, appraising, title, escrow, and property management. Approved for Department of Licensing Sales/Broker Licensing Test. (Fulfills 60 DOL clock hours for licensing requirement.) Some computer experience useful.

RES 100 5.0

Become aware of the extent of real estate fraud within the real estate sales, finance and appraisal industries. Gain an overview of numerous past and present fraud cases, the local and national extent of the problem, and the impact on the market place. Find out how to avoid potential fraudulent acts. Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution! (Fulfills 10 DOL & DFI clock hours.) Recommend RES 100 which may be taken concurrently. Meets 5/5 to 5/12/2010

RES 106 1.0

Develop skills in basic real estate mathematics using the Hewlett Packard HP10BII programmable calculator. Apply a variety of principles for real estate transactions, valuation, finance and other investment analysis. Students purchase and bring to the first day of class HP10BII calculator or may borrow an HP10BII from the Real Estate Program while supplies last. (Fulfills 20 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Recommend RES 100 taken concurrently.

RES 125 2.0

Course Substitute : RES 217 - Real Estate Development and Sustainability (3 credits)

Gain cutting edge information about developing, building, and marketing 'Green Real Estate'. Learn about environmental sustainability, water and energy efficiency/utilization, architecture and design process, materials for new construction and remodeling, sustainable site selection and acquisition, demographics and psychographics of green minded consumers. Important course for real Estate Sales Persons, Appraisers, Home Owners, Investors, Developers and Builders. Become a Built Green Certified Professional with successful completion of the course. (30 DOL clock hours.)

RES 130 3.0

DOL Pre-licensing educational requirement

Washington State required course addresses the sales process: obtaining and servicing listings, qualifying the buyer, showing real propert negotiating and servicing the sale. The curriculum includes time organization and goal setting. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education cl requisites: RES 100, or RES 110, or RES 210, (or concurrent enrollment in RES 210) or real estate experience or real estate licenses or by instructor permission.

RES 140 3.0

Course Substitute : RES 260 - Real Estate Finance - Commercial (5 credits)

Explore various financing programs for residential real estate. Learn to prequalify borrowers and generate closing cost worksheets. Gain knowledge about credit reports and credit scoring. Discover how underwriters determine who gets mortgages. Recommend RES 100 and/or RES 125 that can also be taken concurrently. (Fulfills 50 DOL continuing education clock hours.)

RES 164 5.0

DOL Continuing Education clock hours

Review the principles of real estate law, including acquisition, encumbrance, transfer, rights and obligations of parties, and Washington State regulations thereof. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Prerequisites: RES 100 or RES 110 or real estate experience, or instructor permission.

RES 170 3.0

Covers U.S. income taxes pertaining to real estate. Learn what constantly changing federal income tax laws affect residential, business, and investment properties. (Fulfills 22 DOL continuing education clock hours.)

RES 177 2.0

Covers US income taxes pertaining to real estate. Covers methods of clearing title. Provides a foundation in title insurance, various types of liens, encumbrances and other items that affect real property. Presents escrow principles and procedures covering laws that govern and control escrow closing. Learn to work with real estate and escrow documents, escrow closings, and title exceptions.

RES 197 3.0

Course Substitute : RES 203 - Property Management - Commercials (3 credits)

This course teaches important functions in residential property management, property analysis, rental policies, rental surveys, lease provisions, inspection, building codes, tenant relations, operating policies and financial result analysis. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.)

RES 202 3.0

Use economic principles to analyze the impact that national, regional, community, and neighborhood trends have on real estate values. Study trends in the money market, community growth patterns, land use controls, taxations, etc., in the Puget Sound Region. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Prerequisites: RES 100, RES 110, or RES 180 or RES 210 which can be taken concurrently, or real estate expe ience, or real estate license or instructor permission.

RES 220 3.0

Increase your business and/or market share by incorporating valuable sales and marketing techniques. Learn to differentiate yourself/business from your competition and generate effective marketing media strategy. Great for appraisers, home inspectors, real estate sales associates, loan officers, property managers. Prepare an action plan for success. Includes discussion and case studies. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Recommend RES 100 or RES 110 or RES 180, may be taken concurrently. Class meets seven sessions: 10/11 to 11/22

RES 235 3.0

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Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers the concepts of production, consumption and distribution with emphasis on price determination, production costs and market structures. Application of economic reasoning to public issues and business. Required for economics and business administration majors. Prereq: MATH 098 or equivalent. ENGL& 101 recommended.

ECON&201 5.0

Intro to the macroeconomic measures in the economy: GDP, unemployment and inflation. Examines monetary and fiscal policies and their effects on the interest rate and inflation. Covers economic growth and business cycles. Required for economics and business administration majors. Prereq: MATH 098 or equivalent. ENGL& 101 recommended.

ECON&202 5.0

Must be eligible for English 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of English 097/098.

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. PREREQ: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH& 141 - Precalculus I (5 credits) or any MATH class with MATH&141 as a prerequisite

Preparatory for Business Calculus MATH& 148 (formerly MAT 117). Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions with application to business settings. No trigonometry. A graphing calculator may be required by some instructors, which is available in the Math, Science & Social Division for a $5 non-refundable deposit. Prereq: MATH 098 with a 2.5 or better or placement exam. Transfer class.

MATH 116 5.0

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To transfer to an applied baccalaureate program, a lab course in physical, biological, and/or earth science is required.


Course Substitute : Global Studies (5 credits)

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HUM 105 - Intercultural Communications (5 credits)
CMST 205 - Multicultural Communications (5 credits)
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