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Santiago Canyon College Named One Of The Best Online Real Estate Schools By

​(Orange, CA) - The results are in and Santiago Canyon College (SCC) has been selected as one of’s Best Online Real Estate programs for 2018. As the second highest ranking program in the country, SCC offers a 22.5-25.5-credit degree in real estate for students interested in becoming real estate brokers, managers, developers and agents.

“We are honored to receive this ranking from,” said Dr. John Hernandez, SCC President. “As more working adults are choosing to go back to college, having flexible programs for students to complete their educational goals remains a top priority for SCC. Our outstanding faculty has fostered student engagement since we launched the Online Real Estate program, and we continue to make improvements to better their online learning experience.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 420,000 agents and brokers are currently employed within the United States, and while these positions can be obtained with a high school diploma, obtaining an associate degree will bolster potential opportunities within the field.

Students wishing to obtain an associate degree at SCC will be provided a comprehensive overview of property law, real estate valuation and appraisal, property management, mortgage requirements and receive instruction in other fundamental areas of the industry.

Online programs offer greater flexibility than traditional classroom-based education. Students are able to access course lectures and readings, participate in virtual discussions with other students, submit written assignments, take exams and communicate with their professors from the comfort of their home.

At SCC, students are additionally given access to language labs, tutoring help, and technical support to help them succeed. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared to take the California real estate license exam, allowing them to work within the state.

SCC’s Online Real Estate program is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 2017, the program was ranked as the fifth best online program in the country. To learn more, visit,

About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.


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