Real Estate

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 10-194-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Real Estate Degree


This comprehensive, state-approved program prepares you for a range of careers in the real estate field, including sales and brokerage, building inspection and property management. Courses that meet educational requirements to qualify for state licensing exams are part of the curriculum.

Career options include working for real estate companies or as a self-employed real estate specialist. A willingness to work evenings and weekends is important.

You can earn the Property Management certificate, Real Estate Salesperson certificate and Real Estate Broker Associate technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: Good people skills, the ability to work well with numbers and effective communication skills are important.



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Real Estate Salesperson

The two courses in this certificate satisfy the educational requirement that must be met prior to taking the State of Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson Exam. You will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a real estate professional.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) BADM-106 MS Office for Business Applications 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) RLEST-180 Principles of Real Estate ^ * + 3
(1) RLEST-182 Real Estate Law ^ + 3
(1) RLEST-189 Introduction to Home Inspection 3
(2) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(2) RLEST-181 Principles of Commercial Real Estate ‡ 3
(2) RLEST-188 Listing, Selling and Sales Tools 3
(2) RLEST-190 Introduction to Property Management * 3
(3) BADM-110 Business Communications With Technology 3
(3) ECON-195 Economics
(or) Any 200-level ECON course
(3) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(3) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
(3) RLEST-184 Real Estate Mortgage Processing 3
(3) RLEST-185 Real Estate Investment Principles 3
(4) ACCTG-110 Financial Accounting 3
(4) BADM-134 Business Organization and Management 3
(4) MKTG-102 Marketing Principles 3
(4) RLEST-183 Real Estate Broker Preparation ^ 3
(4) RLEST-187 Broker Management  ^ 3

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Real Estate Broker Associate technical diploma.
* Counts toward earning the Property Management certificate.
+ Counts toward earning the Real Estate Salesperson certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
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All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
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Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare real estate contracts and documents in accordance with applicable laws
  • Apply mathematical, financing and investment principles to real estate transactions
  • Apply concepts of property valuation to real estate transactions
  • Identify building construction and environmental issues in real estate transactions
  • Manage real property consistent with applicable laws
  • Apply real estate sales and marketing strategies

Career Outlook

Real estate is a major component of our economy, including both the residential and commercial venues. This creates demand for capable, well-trained real estate specialists as employees of established real estate companies or as self-employed real estate practitioners.

Possible Careers

Real Estate Sales Agent
Building Inspection
Brokerage Investment
Property Management


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This program is approved by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705; Madison, WI 53708; 608-266-2112


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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/24/2020