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Real Estate

Create Your Success Story in Real Estate

Now is the time to tap into California's red-hot real estate market! Real estate agents have the opportunity to maximize their income, enjoy a flexible schedule, and work in an interpersonal environment. Compton College's Real Estate Program qualifies and prepares students to earn their California Real Estate Salesperson license. Program courses educate students about the real estate market, property management, tenancy, and more.

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How can I apply?

Becoming a Compton College student starts by filling out a free online application. After that, there are a few simple steps to follow before it's time to enroll in classes. Click to get started today.

What are the steps to enrollment?

Click here for all the details you need to understand the process from application to graduation, but here's a brief summary of the steps to become a Compton College student.

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Explore your financial aid options
  3. Complete your online orientation
  4. Work with a counselor to create your educational plan
  5. Register for classes

Need more help? Click here for our virtual program guides.

How much does this program cost?

The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. For example, unit fees for a 15-unit certificate would be $690, ranging up to the 60-unit associate degree, which would be $2,760. Most students qualify for financial aid or for the Compton College Promise Program.

How long is the program?

Program length varies depending on whether you are pursuing an associate degree or certificate and how many classes you are able to take each semester.

What types of jobs are available once I earn a degree or certificate?

  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Manager
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Source 1; Source 2

What is the salary range for jobs in this field?

The median salary for a real estate sales agent in California is $62,302. Real estate agents earn commissions on top of a base salary, with the highest ten percent earning $174,120 nationally.

Are there internships and/or work experience available?

Cooperative Work Experience (CWEE) is designed to provide Compton College students with workplace experience and enhanced skills. We invite you to learn more about the work experience process with us by visiting the CWEE website.

Why choose Compton College?

Compton College is a great value for students looking to make a change or enhance their career and get experience for in-demand, high-paying jobs. Our diverse programs, affordable fees, and outstanding student services are here to support your career goals. The Real Estate Program is just one of many career paths we offer and trains students for the California Real Estate Salesperson license.

Can I transfer to a university after earning a degree?

Upon completing Compton College's Real Estate Program, students can use their certificate and/or degree to work immediately or complete additional general education and major preparation coursework for transfer to a university.

What else do I need to know?

At least 50% of the major requirements for the associate degree must be completed at Compton College.

Who are the program contacts?

Rosa Portillo Gonzalez
Student Services Advisor
Business and Industrial Studies
Office: Welcome Center D-27

Alicia Zambrano
Student Services Advisor
Business and Industrial Studies
Office: Vocational Technology Building, VT-150

"The instructors are amazing and they encouraged us to pursue our career paths. Compton College is made up of a community of people like me. Compton College is more accessible than a university and saves you lots of money while allowing you to complete your general education courses."
Zoe Hernandez, Compton College student


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