Real Estate

The Diablo Valley College real estate certificate program is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in real estate, to advance your career if you are already employed in the field, or to provide knowledge for you if you are a consumer/investor who would like to become better informed.

Possible career opportunities in real estate

There are many reasons to choose a career in real estate: set your own schedule, be your own boss, knowledgeably invest in properties, form relationships with other agents, and earn commissions from home sales.

The real estate market fluctuates according to current interest rates and other economic factors.  While the income of most real estate professionals is affected by these variables, a well-trained broker or salesperson can be highly successful.

Learn more about what you can do with a real estate certificate.

Certificates offered by the Business Administration Department

  • Certificate of achievement in real estate
  • Certificate of accomplishment in real estate salesperson

Course instruction

As a student of the real estate program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the profession through studying the following topics:

  • Real estate principles
  • Legal aspects of real estate
  • Real estate appraisal
  • Real estate practice
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate economics
  • Property management

You can learn more about course requirements in our catalog.

We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.

Contact us

Dean Business Division: Despina Prapavessi
Telephone: 925-969-2689
Email: dprapavessi@dvc.edu
Office location: MA-267