What are ZTC/OER courses? How can I find ZTC/OER classes to enroll in?


ZTC and OER both refer to classes in which students are not expected to purchase textbooks. When a course is designated ZTC/OER, this means that your professor has opted to use a free textbook. 

Please visit our guide on OER to learn more about the distinctions between ZTC and OER!

Step 1:

Go to the ELAC Schedule of Classes. Click on the searchable schedule of classes.

Class Schedule: Fall 2021 & Summer 2021, Search for Classes, Click Here

Step 2:

Limit your search as you normally would when selecting classes. Choose your subject (e.g. Biology, Art History), campus (e.g. East Los Angeles College), days of the week (e.g. Mondays), or any other criteria.

Step 3: 

You're going to now limit to just search for classes that do not require students to purchase textbooks or other educational materials! Under "Class Search," there is an option to limit your results by "Class Search Type."

"Class Search Type" limiter in the Schedule of Classes

Choose, "Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) - OER." 

Options under "Class Search Type" limiter, including "Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) - OER"

Step 4:

Click on "Search." Now all the classes you see will be ZTC/OER. You will NOT be required to purchase a textbook or other educational materials. 


  • Last Updated Jul 27, 2021
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  • Answered By Cynthia Mari Orozco

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