Zero Textbook Cost

What is ZTC?

ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) classes are offered with FREE TEXTBOOKS FOR STUDENTS. Students taking ZTC classes may average savings between $1,400 and $1,700 per year. 

ZTC classes may use the following resources: 

  • Open Educational Resources (OER): openly available to the public 

  • Lending Library Textbooks: available for check-out at the campus library and/or bookstore for the semester

  • Faculty-Created Content: provided in class 

  • Online Course Content: accessed through the college library, websites, or publisher databases 

Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura College faculty have adopted and created hundreds of ZTC course materials to provide high-quality educational materials to you at  no cost online and with low-cost print options

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 textbook?

Due to the custom nature of ZTC resources and the many ways to integrate content into a course, your ZTC textbook may be provided as a PDF, 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?