Mission & History
The Real Estate Education Center promotes quality real estate education in California Community Colleges. The center works with instructors to ensure quality instruction, actively encourages enrollment, and supports students seeking vocational real estate and appraisal education. Our goal is to help instructors prepare students for fulfilling careers in the global real estate industry through exceptional instructional practices, effective educational technology, and increasing support for diverse students. We support students by promoting real estate education programs and classes at California Community Colleges and sharing information about student scholarships.
The Real Estate Education Center is funded by the California Community College Real Estate Education Endowment. The goal of this program is to increase the number of real estate practitioners who are able to enroll in real estate education courses at community colleges. The center was previously housed at Yosemite Community College District, then San Francisco City College. Since 2016, the California Community Colleges Real Estate Education Center is located at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.
The Real Estate Endowment is a permanent fund established by the State of California Real Estate Commissioner in 1975. The Foundation for California Community Colleges oversees management and investment, as well as the day-to-day activities required in managing the endowment. Endowment funding helps support the maintenance, development, and improvement of Real Estate courses, degrees, and certificates.
The Real Estate Education Center holds professional development conferences for educators in Northern and Southern California.
Meet the CCCREEC Team
Grant Project Manager
Emily Maynard is the Grant Project Manager for the California Community College Real Estate Education Center hosted at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Emily previously worked at Saddleback College in the Student Development Office, and has experience in event planning, communications, and student services. She also worked as a campus Operations Manager at a private university in Oregon, and in an administrative role at a multi-state commercial property management and construction company. Emily holds a Bachelor in Arts in English and is in process of completing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Send Emily an email.