Associate in Applied Science in Certified Residential Appraiser

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Certified Residential Appraiser

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management


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Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Licensed Residential Appraiser program prepares students for the appraisal of residential land and real property. Licensed Real Property Appraisal students will be prepared for the Appraisal Qualification Board (AQB)-approved Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser examination or its equivalent. Upon completion students will have completed the necessary education requirements designated by the Appraisal Qualification Board (AQB) and Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) for prelicensing education. The Licensed Residential Appraiser may appraise non-complex 1-4 residential units having a transaction value less than $1,000,000 and complex 1-4 residential units having a transaction value less than $250,000. This classification does not include the appraisal of subdivisions.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use computer software to facilitate and implement information management.
  2. Collect, organize, present, analyze, and interpret numerical data using frequency distributions and graphical presentations.
  3. Describe real property concepts, characteristics, legal aspects, and other economic principles and appraisal ethics in practice.
  4. Analyze the valuation of procedures and property description for residential and commercial applications through use of practical applications and appraisal math.
  5. Explain the basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance in appraisal as required by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
  6. Gather, evaluate and recognize market conditions affecting buyers and sellers and reporting values for markets, sub-markets, supply/demand analysis and market segmentation.
  7. Apply the cost approach for new and resale properties using appropriate theories and methodologies for obtaining residential site values.
  8. Analyze matched pairs, gross rent multipliers, and capitalization rates using the income approach for residential sales comparison including valuation principles and procedures.
  9. Explain the basics of essential writing skills in producing realistic appraisal reports.
  10. Read, comprehend and apply basic land descriptions to real property.
  11. Identify real estate financing methods.
  12. Use a dictionary to determine spelling, meaning, pronunciation, syllabication, accent, word usage, and word history.
  13. Define marketing and identify the marketing environments.
  14. Examine the national minimum requirements and responsibilities for appraisers.
  15. Explain the major activities and occupations in real estate.
  16. Complete a listing agreement.
  17. Explain the exemptions from real estate license requirements for residential and non-residential property management.
  18. Describe the concepts involved in the topic area.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)4
REA270Basic Appraisal Principles2
REA271Basic Appraisal Procedures2
REA272Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)1
REA273Residential Market Analysis Highest and Best Use1
REA274Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach1
REA275Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches2
REA276AAResidential Report Writing and Case Studies I1
REA281Principles of Real Estate Law3
REA282Real Estate Finance3
OAS108Business English3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
REA150Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser1
REA179Real Estate Principles I3
REA180Real Estate Principles II3
REA283Property Management3
REA290AHReal Estate Seminar: Contract Writing0.5

General Education Requirements

General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course from First Year Composition area6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3)3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area4

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Major: 3104
First Term: 2018 Summer
Final Term: 2020 Summer
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61.5-66.5
CIPS code: 52.1501
SOC codes: 13-2021.02
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Marketing, Sales, and Service
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Last Updated: 02/25/2020