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​​​​​​​​​Vocation, Vocation, Vocation: Real Estate @ SCC

Million-dollar listings in Orange County aren't the subject of reality TV shows. With the average O.C. home price hovering above $700,000, sky-high property values are just reality.

With so much at stake, the Real Estate industry isn't just about location anymore, it's about education. Meticulous planning and due diligence. A comprehensive understanding of the critical financial, legal, and civil aspects of buying and selling property.

The Real Estate program at Santiago Canyon College is designed not only to prepare students for licensing exams, but for secure, well-rounded careers in the industry. Orange County's smoldering real estate market has created a flashpoint of opportunity for educated professionals in this field, and SCC grads are reaping the benefits, independently and as members of prestigious, “household name" firms like Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, and Berkshire Hathaway.

SCC's degree and certificate paths are geared toward individuals looking to break into Future BUILT careers as sellers, brokers, property managers, title officers, mortgage professionals, and more. The program is the proud recipient of a 2018 Bronze Workforce star from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, for earnings gains attained by graduating students.

If you've been speculating about a rewarding career in real estate, Santiago Canyon's industry-expert faculty is here to bring that dream home!​​

If you have questions or if you'd like more information about any of the Business and Career and Technical Education programs, feel free call or email. You can also use our form to Contact Us.

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Yes! ​​​​​​​Santiago Canyon College’s tuition rates are affordable and competitive, providing one of Orange County’s best higher education values. Click Here to learn more about the cost of attending SCC.​

​​​​​Your Career Education degree or certificate opens doors to bigger paychecks, broader opportunities, and more!

  • Real Estate Agent - $52,380
  • Real Estate Broker - $56,110
  • Loan Officer - $66,190
  • Appraiser/Assessor - $78,240
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers - $67,240

​Santiago Canyon College’s Real Estate department offers four certificates in this Future BUILT field.

  • Associate in Science (A.S.): Real Estate
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Real Estate
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Real Estate Appraisal
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Real Estate Salesperson

Click Here to browse SCC’s online catalog.

Alana Gates
Program Facilitator
(949)​ 636-6464

John Aust

Barbara Cox

Sheri Rathor

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​If you're interested in seeing more about the Real Estate program, including course offerings, certificate requirements and more, Click Here.



Average Salary In This Field

$52,380 -

Per Year

Potential Careers

Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Broker
Loan Officer


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Phone: (714) 628-5912

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