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Author: Kelly Helming

Business Information Worker

The California Community College (CCC) Business Information Worker Pathway (BIW) sequence of classes leads directly to entry-level employment and above, across all BUSINESS sectors and prepares students/workers at the highest levels of Computer Literacy and Digital Information Literacy as well as in Customer Service and Oral and Written Business Communication.

Certificate Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
BUS 104 Business Information Systems OR3FallNone
CSIT 125 Computer Information Systems3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
BUS 142 Customer Service1Intermittently OfferedNone
BUS 165 Beginning Keyboarding2Fall, SpringNone
BUS 170 Word for Business - Basic1FallNone
BUS 175 Excel Basic1Fall, Spring, SummerNone
BUS 189 Beyond Outlook Essentials1SpringNone
BUS 205 Business Communication3Fall, Spring, SummerENG 100

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies

The Certificate in American Indian Studies provides cultural knowledge and insight recognized by prospective employers such as state, federal, and tribal government agencies. Earning an AIS Certificate affords increased employment opportunities in such fields as archaeology, art, museums, education, social services, and resource management.

The AIS certificate gets you a great jump start to transfer requirements for CSU and UC.

Certificate Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
AIS 100 Introduction to American Indian Studies3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
AIS 101 The American Frontier From Colonialism to Present OR3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
AIS 102 The American Indian and the U.S. Political System3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
AIS 105 History of Native American Arts3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
AIS 125 American Indians Today3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
AIS 130/ANTH 130 Prehistoric Cultures of North America3SpringNone

Electives (Complete a minimum of 6 units from at least two categories)

Group 1: Arts

AIS 104 The Music of Native America3FallNone
AIS 135 California Indian Arts3Fall, SpringNone
AIS 145 American Indian Literature3Fall, Spring, SummerNone
AIS 146 American Indian Theatre, Dance and Music3SpringNone

Group 2: History

AIS 110 History of the Plains Indian3Intermittently offeredNone
AIS 115 A History of Southwest Indians3SpringNone
AIS 140/ANTH 140 The Original Californians3Intermittently offeredNone

Group 3: Language*

AIS 107A Elementary Luiseno IA3Fall None
AIS 107B Elementary Luiseno IB3SpringAIS 107A
AIS 108A Elementary Luiseno IIA3FallAIS 107B
AIS 108B Elementary Luiseno IIB3SpringAIS 108A
AIS 151 Elementary Cupeno IA3Intermittently offeredNone
AIS 167A Elementary Cahuilla IIA3Fall AIS 166B
AIS 167B Elementary Cahuilla IIB3SpringAIS 167A
AIS 266A Cahuilla IIIA3Intermittently offeredAIS 167B
AIS 266B Cahuilla IIIB3Intermittently offeredAIS 266A

Group 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

AIS 150 American Indian Philosophy and Religion3FallNone
AIS 165 Native Women in the Americas3SpringNone
*Classes may be used as the two electives (but 4 are required for language credit in High School Districts- see your High School counselor for more details if applicable)

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Real Estate Salesperson License Preparation

Photo: Public DomainA Real Estate Salesperson license is required of individuals who are to be employed as salespersons under the control and supervision of a licensed real estate broker. Minimum Requirements to qualify to take the Real Estate Salesperson examination:

Age – 18 years of age or older.

Residence – Must be a legal resident of California.

Honesty – License applicants must be honest and truthful.

Education – Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of three courses: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and one additional elective course listed below. Completion of the Real Estate Salesperson License Preparation Certificate satisfies the California Department of Real Estate-mandated pre-license requirements.

Resources and Info

Palomar's Online Real Estate Program is in the Top Ten in the Country, view the rankings.

Certificate Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
Requirements:
RE 1003Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr , SumNone
Electives (select 3-7):
ACCT 2014Fall, Spr, SumNone
BUS 115 or BUS 1173Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1053FallNone
RE 1103Fall, SumNone
RE 1203Spring only
Face to face class
None
RE 1403Fall, SprNone

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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Real Estate Broker License Preparation

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To obtain a real estate broker license, you must first qualify for and pass a written Bureau of Real Estate examination. General program requirements:

Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

Residence: Proof of Legal Presence in the United States is required. If you are not a California resident, go to www.brea.ca.gov for more information.

Honesty: Applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license.

Experience: A minimum of two years full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years or the equivalent is required. For further information, see Documenting Experience Requirements for the Broker Examination at www.brea.ca.gov.

Resources and Info

Palomar's Online Real Estate Program is in the Top Ten in the Country, view the rankings.

Certificate Requirements

Real Estate Broker License Preparation
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
RE 1003Fa, Spr, SumNone
RE 1053FallNone
RE 1103Fall, SumNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1203Spring only - face to face classNone
ACCT 201
or RE 130
4, or 3Fall, SprNone

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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Real Estate Appraisal License Preparation

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Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license is required of individuals who are to be employed as appraisers under the control and supervision of licensed or certified real estate appraisers. A license may be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by an appraiser. However, no real estate appraisal activity may be performed unless the trainee is in the employ of a licensed or certified real estate appraiser, view more details.

Resources and Info

Palomar's Online Real Estate Program is in the Top Ten in the Country, view the rankings.

Certificate Requirements

Real Estate Appraisal License Preparation
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
RE 1003Fa, Spr, SumNone
RE 1103Fa, SumNone
RE 1113SprNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1503SprNone

An applicant to take the Real Estate Appraisal examination must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Meet minimum Educational requirements: Applicants for the Trainee or Residential license must provide evidence of successful completion of 150 hours of real estate appraisal education, including 15 hours of US-PAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). Applicants for the Certified Residential license must provide proof of completion of 200 hours of real estate appraisal education (including 15 hours of USPAP). Palomar College does NOT provide further training that will prepare a student to take the Certified General License.
  • Have the appropriate Experience: No experience is required before obtaining the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license. 2,000 hours and encompassing no less than 12 months of acceptable appraisal experience is required before obtaining the residential license. 2,500 hours and encompassing no less than 2.5 years of acceptable appraisal experience is required before obtaining the Certified Residential License. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements of two licensing levels of the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (Trainee, and Residential). RE 105, RE 115 or RE 130 is recommended to meet the additional requirements of the Certified Residential License. The program does NOT meet the requirements to prepare a student for the Certified General License.

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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