Zero Textbook Cost

What is ZTC?

ZTC (Zero-Textbook-Cost) classes have no textbook-related costs, including access fees for online materials.  Such classes use Open Educational Resources (OER) created under a Creative Commons (a public copyright license) that give people the ability to share, use, and build upon a work that has been created. Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura College faculty have adopted and created OER to provide high-quality educational materials to you at no cost online, and low-cost print options.

Please be aware that there might be other fees associated with the course, e.g., calculator, safety goggles, etc.

How do I find ZTC classes? 

  1. Visit the class schedule: Moorpark | Oxnard | Ventura
  2. Click on “Search – All Classes” and select “Advanced Search”
  3. Select  Zero Textbook Cost classes for sections filter and any other desired search options
  4. Register for the courses on the MyVCCCD portal.

Where is my online OER book?

Due to the custom nature of OER and multiple ways to integrate content into the course, your OER textbook may be sent as a PDF, be made available on a website, or embedded into the course within Canvas. Check with the instructor of the course for more information.

What if I want a print version?