Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal

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John M. Beshk

Real Estate Program Director


602-309-8888 (mobile)

Office: BP 43A - Room: BP56

This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.

Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal

A career in real estate can be challenging and rewarding. Even lucrative. It’s an attractive profession that requires a solid educational foundation. The road to your first realty deal begins at MCC.

The Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal program is designed for students who plan to enter the real estate profession. Our program includes in-depth exposure to real estate principles, practices, appraisals, sales, and much more. If you plan on following the curriculum you should become familiar with the provisions of the real estate codes and with the licenses required.

The Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal program includes four areas of study:

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate – Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Real Estate – Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate – Residential Appraisal Apprentice

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Residential or Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Art or Antique Appraiser
Credit Analyst
Insurance Adjuster
Insurance Underwriter
Tax Examiner
Types of Employers
Local and State Government Agencies
Real Estate Appraisal Agencies
Real Estate Agencies
Banks and Credit Unions

Sure, the real estate market does better in strong economic times (commonly referred to as the “seller’s market”) but the demand for real estate services in an economic downturn (often referred to as the “buyer’s market”) will never fully go away. This reality means that the real estate professional will also be in demand. Plus, as long as governments tax property, they will need assessors to provide them with information.

Real Estate professionals:

  • May work for banks, mortgage, and insurance companies
  • Can be licensed as an appraiser
  • Often have a bachelor's degree, but training varies

Available Associate Degree and Certificates

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal program
Degree / Certificate Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Certified Residential Appraiser Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Residential Appraisal Trainee Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Real Estate: Prelicense Course List

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal program is available through the Business & Information Systems department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.