Real Estate

If you are interested in starting a program before the date listed, please contact Mark Barton at

SCC’s Real Estate: Prelicense program specifically prepares students to qualify to take the Arizona Real Estate Licensing exam and for a career in real estate. The program consists of REA201 (or REA179 and REA180) and REA290AH.

Beginning in 2019, the Arizona Department of Real Estate has approved online prelicensing education classes. REA201 (or REA179 and REA180) meets the state requirement for 90 hours of prelicense education. In addition to successfully completing the 90 hours, students must also pass a school exam with a score of 75% or higher in order to receive the certificate that allows them to sit for the state licensing exam.

REA290AH is a contract writing class that students must complete prior to working in real estate. Students who successfully complete both REA201 and REA290AH will receive a Real Estate CCL (Certificate of Completion) from the Maricopa County Community College District. Students who complete the program and pass the state licensing exam may buy or sell real estate.

Program Code

5139N Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Real Estate: Prelicense Fall 2020

Other Degree Options

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Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director
Office: BUS 130
Phone: (480) 425-6913

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: (480) 425-6792

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: (480) 423-6253

Program Notes: Set up an advising meeting by emailing

Transfer Options

While the certificate does not transfer to university programs, REA179 and REA180 count in the Business Transfer degree and will transfer to all Arizona state universities.

Career Outlook

The career outlook for real estate sales agents is good, with a projected growth rate of 12% in the next 10 years.

Employment Outlook*

The salary range for real estate agents in Arizona varies greatly depending on the sales success of the agent since most agents are paid on commission. Salaries in Arizona can range from $22,270 to $163,370.

Job titles associated with real estate include:

  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Realtor
  • Sales Agent

*Source: Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at

Learning Opportunities
  • Business internships
  • DECA (student business association with professional development opportunities)
  • Service learning and volunteerism