When a class is labeled as ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) that means any required textbook can be accessed online for free, or that there isn't a required textbook assigned for the class. Students will not be required to purchase a textbook for the class.
The college is required by the State to label all ZTC sections in the class schedule (SB 1359).
Students can now complete general education, certificates, and entire degrees by enrolling in ZTC classes!
Please be aware there might be other fees associated with courses, e.g., calculator, safety goggles, etc.
Textbook and materials cost under $40 per course.
Faculty, are you interested in teaching a ZTC course, or reducing materials cost by adopting Open Educational Resources (OER)? Learn more.
ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) classes are easy to identify in the class schedule - just look for this icon next to the course section:
Step 1: Go to the Class Schedule
Step 2: Use the "Advanced Filters" for "Zero Textbook Costs" select "Yes."
All of your results should have the ZTC symbol below. Choose the course(s) you need!
Search for ZTC classes here
*ZTC classes typically use no-cost digital textbooks, online resources, and homework systems. Occasionally, ZTC classes may have required materials (calculators, lab supplies) that are not free.
** In some instances ZTC sections are not marked. To identify those courses select "Class Details" and look for "No Textbooks."