Associate in Applied Science in Licensed Residential Appraiser

Degree Information

Academic Plan

Licensed Residential Appraiser

Academic Plan Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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MCCCD Official Curriculum Details

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) in 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 degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Explain the nature, importance, and purposes of residential real estate appraisal.
  2. Collect, analyze, and interpret data in preparation for completing a URAR form.
  3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse audience.
  4. Employ ethical practices and standards according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in all three approaches to value: Cost approach, income approach, and data approach.
  6. Write a form appraisal report using all the three approaches to value, site analysis, economic analysis, and reconciliation.
  7. Describe both social and economic determinant of value.
  8. Examine case studies related to the appraisal process.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
OAS108Business English3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
PSY230Introduction to Statistics3
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics1
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
REA150Supervisory Appraiser/Appraiser Trainee1
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 area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
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 area.

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2020 Fall
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