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Zero Textbook Cost Courses: Welcome
Guide for Butte College community on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Zero Textbook Cost classes (ZTC).
ZTC stands for Zero Textbook Cost. Butte College offers a growing number of these courses. How do you find them? Look for any course marked in the class schedule with the symbol on the right (an open book with a crossed out dollar sign). For these courses there should be no cost for any book associated with your course. Sometimes there is no required textbook for the course. Other times, an instructor will provide you with free online materials. If you have any questions, please clarify with your instructor.
Want to know if a class has a zero textbook cost? When you search for classes, you can now limit to "Only Show Low Cost Classes."Simply check the box on the "Search for Classes" page and continue with your search. Classes with the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) icon will appear. These classes will not have a cost associated with a textbook. The icon appears right after the “purchase textbook(s)” link for the class. Click on "Purchase Textbook" for further information about specific class information.