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Real Estate


This certificate prepares students to enter the real estate field in position as Brokers, Broker Assistants, or Real Estate Associate. Learn ethical and legal standards of the real estate industry, difference between sustainable and traditional construction and development, and how to effectively promote sale of properties.

Students complete 20 credits, resulting in a Real Estate Certificate. Classes are approved continuing education clock hours for real estate brokers, property managers, and appraisers by the Washington State Department of Licensing. Upon completion, students can choose continue to the Real Estate AAS. 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 3
Part Time: 3 to 4

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

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Real Estate Broker

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

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 Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$2,471.60 $2,818.40 $6,359.00

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

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
  • Weekend: Courses offered on Saturday or Sunday


Course Course ID Credits Availability

(DOL Pre-licensing educational requirement)

Learn the fundamental elements of the real estate industry, including sales and listing practices, financing, appraising, title, real estate law, escrow and property management. Great introduction class for anyone interested in a real estate related career or investing in real estate. RES 100 and RES 140 Real Estate Sales Practicies prepare students for the Washington State Real Estate Broker Licensing Exam. (Fulfills 60 DOL pre-licensing clock hours.)

RES 100 5.0

Course Substitute : BUS 169 - Using Computers in Business I

Learn Microsoft¿s Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and the internet to create marketing materials, manage time and contacts, communicate, create spreadsheets, and professional letters. Learn internet resources specifically for Real Estate Industry. Some computer experience highly recommended. (50 DOL clock hours)

RES 101 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 and DFI continuing education clock hours.) Recommend RES 100 which may be taken concurrently.

RES 106 1.0

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

Learn how environmental sustainability applies to real estate home sales and listings. Class focuses on an introduction to sustainable design, water and energy efficiency and conservation, smart material choices that affect indoor air quality and occupant health, sustainable site selection, and how to recognize green home buyers - the demographics of green minded consumers. Class qualifies as preparation for the Built Green Real Estate Professional Designation exam. (30 DOL clock hours.)

RES 130 3.0

(DOL Pre-licensing educational requirement)

Pre-license course prepares the student for the Washington Real Estate Broker's License Exam and to enter the residential real estate sales industry. Highlights of what you will learn include: sales techniques and practices, evaluating, pricing and showing property, listing and purchase/sale agreements, obtaining and servicing listings, qualifying the buyer, negotiating and servicing the sale, agency, planning and budgeting. (Fulfills 30 DOL pre-licensing educational requirement.) Prerequisites: RES 100 or RES 210 (or concurrent enrollment) or real estate experience or by instructor permission.

RES 140 3.0

(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