Real Estate

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Those in real estate careers serve as the go-between for buyers and sellers of houses and properties. Their role involves finding the right commercial or residential property for their client – and for the right price. In the Real Estate program, choose to study a particular emphasis in the industry: Appraisal, Sales and Brokerage, Mortgage Lending or Property Management. Learn about topics relevant to all areas including accounting, real estate records, real estate law, real estate brokerage, real estate investments, real estate finance and business statistics. Upon graduation, receive an associate degree plus an industry-recognized certificate in an area of emphasis.

  • Prepare for jobs such as real estate agent, real estate broker, appraiser, municipal appraiser, mortgage officer, appraiser or property manager.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school computer or related courses.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions. As a complement to the Real Estate program, several specialized short-term certificates -- including Property Management, Mortgage Lending and Property Assessment -- are available within the School of Business.
  • Upon program completion, students will be prepared to take the Wisconsin Real Estate Salespersons exam and the Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers exam.
  • Opportunities for continuing education are offered throughout the year in the areas of Real Estate Appraisal, Assessment, and Real Estate Sales and Brokerage.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $20,000-$28,000
    • Average Salary: $24,054
    • Median Salary: $24,054
    • Average Hourly Wage: $11.04
    • Three-year Average Salary: $23,370

Required Courses

+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

106-110 3
114-105 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 70
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business, Business Administrationup to 90
Cardinal StritchBachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management70
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts with a major in Business Administration or in Managementup to 80 credits
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 70
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, John Shipley

John Shipley

Phone: 262.691.5364


  • BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MS, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Teaching Philosophy

"Always do the best you can do."