Associates Degree Accounting Graduates

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Jumpstart Your Accounting Career

If you have a knack for accuracy and enjoy classifying, calculating and verifying financial data, Stratford’s Associate in Applied Science in Accounting is the ideal degree program for you. Our program will help you develop the accounting skills that are in high demand in today’s business world while arming you with the professional expertise you need to succeed in a corporate environment.

By learning the field of accounting, you can land a job performing a variety of functions, including accounting clerk, payroll clerk, tax clerk, statistical assistant, and more.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, Stratford’s accounting graduates have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Many of our alumni have been hired by some of the nation’s top accounting and financial management firms, including Price Waterhouse Cooper, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC Bank, American Systems, Verizon Wireless, Capital One Bank, BAE Systems, FritoLay, Geico, and Liberty Mutual.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Tax Preparer
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Statistical Assistant
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk

Accounting Degree Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your bachelor’s degree in accounting through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction. Students who complete the A.A.S in Accounting program also satisfy requirements for entry into Stratford’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program.

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 58.5 13
Electives 9 2
Arts and Sciences 22.5 5
Total Required for Graduation 90 20

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art learning facilities that provide the perfect environment for examining and analyzing timely business topics. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in business, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Bachelor degree, Masters degree, J.D, or a Ph.D. In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs who run their own business; managers in government; practicing CPAs and attorneys; and experts in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the business community as well as the government market.

An Associate Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success as 100% of part-time students who graduated with an AAS in Accounting between 2011 and 2012 completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s AAS in Accounting.

Code Name Credits
Introduction to Business
Principles of Accounting I
Computer Office Application
Business Communications
Principles of Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting III
Principles of Economics
Taxation Principles
Cost Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Business Law: Business, Government & Soc

Students will select appropriate business or accounting related courses tofulfill the elective requirements. Other elective options may be available with the approval of the Program Dean. 

Code Name Credits

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements     

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