Real Estate Certificate of Achievement


The Real Estate Certificate Program at Bergen Community College offers students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of issues critical to a successful career in real estate sales, both residential and commercial.   The subject matter covered in the specialized courses will provide a greater understanding of the technicalities faced by first time home buyers and investors alike.   The program will provide a working knowledge of how and why decisions are made by lenders and zoning boards and will assist the real estate professional in meeting their goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate balanced and varied knowledge in the field of real estate.
  • Apply practical real estate skills needed for an array of potential positions in the real estate industry.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and adherence to ethical practice and professional responsibility as a real estate professional.
  • Develop an understanding of the needs of the real estate industry and the economical and efficient delivery of real estate services.
  • Attain up-to‐date skills in technology as they apply to the real estate industry.

First Semester

BUS-101Introduction to Business


REA-101Principles of Real Estate I


Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

REA-202Zoning, Planning, and Land Use


REA-203New Jersey Environmental Regulations


REA-204Real Estate Leasing


REA-205Real Estate Financing


Total Credit Hours:9

Holders of current N.J. Sales or Brokers License are exempt from these courses; REA-101, REA-202, REA-203, REA-204, & REA-205.

Total Credit Hours: 15

Specific Program Notes

**Courses in the second semester will be offered in the evening only.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.