Open Educational Resources (OER)

Information and resources on Open Educational Resources (OER) available to faculty & students free of cost.

Get on the list!

Are you teaching a course with low-cost, free, or open materials? We'd love to add you to the list! Send an email with your name, course information, and the cost of the required resources to cacontrada@stcc.edu.

STCC Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Courses

The following courses use FREE materials and/or textbooks.

Course Number Course Name Faculty Name
ART-120 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic D. Ross, F. Riddle
ART-121 Art History: Renaissance to Modern D. Ross, F. Riddle
ART-123 Arts & Culture F. Riddle
ART-160 Experimental Computer Imaging 1 D. Ross
ESL-088 Intermediate ESL Reading K. Perry
ENG-101 English Composition 1 J. Stefaniak, K. Perry
ENG-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication K. Perry
ENG-106 Creative Writing: Playwriting P. O'Donoghue
FYE-101 First Year Experience All sections
HIS-110 Survey of U.S. History and Government (Online) J. Diffley
PHL-101 Introduction to Philosophy A. Travis
RCH-100 Basic Research All sections
THR-101 Fundamentals of Acting P. O'Donoghue
THR-212 College Theater Workshop P. O'Donoghue

* denotes courses with prerequisites

The following courses use FREE materials and/or textbooks.

Course Number Course Name Faculty Name
BUS-105 Personal Finance R. Belemjian
HNR-206 Idea to Market (Honors) D. Sabato
MGT-101 Principles of Management C. Atwater
MGT-230* Business Ethics C. Atwater
MKT-220* Customer Service and Sales C. Atwater
MKT-240 Retailing G. Olmstead
MKT-250*  Marketing for the Internet D. Sabato
MKT-260 Consumer Behavior G. Olmstead
OIT-110 Communications & Editing 1 Eileen Cusick
OIT-111 Communications & Editing 2 E. Cusick

* denotes courses with prerequisites

The following courses use FREE materials and/or textbooks.

Course Number Course Name Faculty Name
IND-115 Health & Wellness L. Fuller
MED-102 Human  Body in Health & Disease S. Perez

The following courses use FREE materials and/or textbooks.

Course Number Course Name Faculty Name
PSY-101 General Psychology C.J. Percy
PSY-210 Human Growth & Development T. Pryzbylowicz
PSY-230 Abnormal Psychology C.J. Percy
SOC-101 Intro to Sociology G. DeFillipo

 

The following courses use FREE materials and/or textbooks.

Course Number Course Name Faculty Name
BIO-101 Principles of Biology R. Randhir
BIO-107 World Food Habits and Sustainability R. Randhir
BIO-141 Environmental Biology S. Trueman
BIO-231* Anatomy & Physiology 1 B. Poe, R. Randhir
BIO-232* Anatomy & Physiology 2 R. Randhir
CET-230 Transportation Engineering C. DeSellier
CHM 101 Survey of Chemistry 1 J.M. Magnier
DMP-101 Digital Media Production D. Misco
LAN-200 Sustainable Landscape Design J. Werner
LAN-250 Sustainable Pest Control J. Werner
MAT-078 Pre-Algebra A. Simao
MAT-087 Algebra 1 J.M. Magnier, A. Simao, D. Snyder
MAT-097* Algebra 2 A. Simao, V. Hill, D. Snyder
MAT-099 Extended Algebra 2 A. Simao
MAT-100* Contemporary Math Applications A. Simao
MAT-101 Math in Modern Society A. Simao
MAT-115* Statistics J.M. Magnier
MAT-122 Applied Math A. Simao
MAT-130* Precalculus Mathematics J.M. Magnier
MAT-220* Discrete Structures J.M. Magnier
MAT-240* Linear Algebra J.M. Magnier
PHY-116* Physics of Green Energy B. Washburn

*denotes courses with prerequisites

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Reduced Cost Course List

The following courses use materials that cost $50 or less.

Course Number Course Name Faculty
CRJ 260* Criminal Justice Capstone S Dupuis
DMP 102 Internet Multimedia D Misco
GAT 125 Typography & Layout Design C Lukas
GAT 155 Macintosh Operating Systems C Lukas
GAT 225* Advanced Typography & Layout Design C Lukas
PHY 231* Classical Physics 1 S Thavanthri
PHY 232* Classical Physics 2 S Thavanthri

*denotes courses with prerequisites

Textbook Buying Options

Looking for a bargain? You may be able to find your textbook much cheaper than sticker price! Check out these sites that offer used  books, rentals, and other textbook buying options. Some of them even allow you to sell your old books and make some extra cash!

Amazon.com

Chegg Books

Ebay.com

Valore Books

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Free Online Courses (non STCC)

College/Test Prep & Refresher Courses

KHANACADEMY
A library of content that covers math, the sciences, and humanities with assessment activities that are tracked and badges awarded for complete content.

GCFLearnFree.org
Tutorials, lessons, videos, and other resources on essential skills everyone needs to live and work in the 21st century.

Online College Courses

Carnegie Melon Open Learning Initiative 
The site "offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach." Instructors may use courses for their own credit granting courses.

edX
edX offers free interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world's best universities, colleges, and organizations.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) 
MIT OCW allows anyone free online access to the teaching materials of over 2,200 course in almost all of MIT's subjects.