Kaplan University

AAS in Accounting

Students who enroll in Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program have the opportunity to learn accounting principles and theories. Read more about Kaplan University's AAS in Accounting program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program emphasizes accounting principles and theories to help prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in the accounting field. Coursework covers how to apply accounting principles, process payroll, prepare financial statements, and prepare tax documents. Importance is placed on the role of technology in business and accounting, and students have the opportunity to learn how to use common software applications to record, analyze, and interpret accounting data. General education courses further reinforce critical abilities, including communications, logic, and problem solving skills.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines and academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • AC 114: Accounting I (5 credits)
  • AC 116: Accounting II (5 credits)
  • AB 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • AB 239: Managerial Accounting (5 credits)
  • AC 256: Federal Tax (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Analysis (5 credits)
  • AC 298: Associate's Capstone in Accounting (5 credits)
  • CS 113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional (5 credits)

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Open Electives (35 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program may be interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees in business or accounting. Earning a bachelor's degree could afford students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibilities in the workplace. A bachelor's degree with an accounting focus could also help prepare candidates who wish to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.*

Bachelor's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an emphasis in Auditing-Forensic Accountancy

Career Paths:

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is designed to offer hands-on accounting and business training that is directly transferable to the workforce. Students have the opportunity to study the impact of laws and regulations on business, make informed financial decisions based on analysis of financial data, and differentiate basic accounting and financial data that impact business activity.

Entry level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounts payable specialist
  • Payroll specialist
  • Assistant bookkeeper

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