Open Educational Resources

No Textbook Cost Courses and Degrees

Courses and/or degrees that eliminate costs for course material by using alternative instructional materials, including resources owned or licensed by the library (such as articles, books, ebooks, streaming videos), public domain materials, as well as Open Educational Resources (OER).  No-cost courses/degrees do not guarantee zero cost to the institution (for example, library fees, printing fees, high-cost course fees, and program fees). Open Educational Resources are textbooks and other classroom/online materials that are openly licensed, often under a Creative Commons license, and can be used and reused freely with no direct cost to the student.

Mission Statement: 

The NTC/OER Steering Committee advocates for the use and expansion of free educational resources in order to cultivate a culture of educational equity and to enhance teaching and learning. For more information about how you can use OER in your course, please watch the video below:

OER Champion Award

The Open Educational Resource (OER) Steering Committee would like to congratulate Melissa Randall and James Morski for their exemplary achievements employing OER in their courses by awarding them the OER Champion Award.  By adopting OER in their courses, they have saved students money and increased access to their courses. Melissa and James serve as role models in the utilization of open educational materials as the college strives to make our courses more accessible and increase student success with the 2025 Strategic Plan.  

Congratulations again, Melissa and James on being nominated and awarded as an OER Champion! Watch the video below to learn more about Melissa's journey through OER adoption:

NTC/OER Committee Members:

  • Aysenur Ozyer, Instructional Technologist  
  • Bob Studinger, Dean of Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences  
  • Jennifer Ferguson, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center  
  • Karen Danielson, Art History Faculty and Chair of Visual Arts and Graphic Design 
  • Kelly Crawford, Director Grant Development and Compliance  
  • Kevin Seeber, Auraria Library Representative  
  • Melissa Randall, Instructor of Business Law  
  • Mollye Russell, Communications Faculty 
  • Taylor Hibbs, Student Government Representative 


The NTC/OER Steering Committee meets every other month throughout the academic year. The days and times change based on faculty, instructor, and student schedules. Please contact Jennifer Ferguson ( or Karen Danielson ( for more information. 

NTC/OER Grants: 

CCD has been the recipient of several OER grants that allow our College to build our Open Educational Resources program.

How to Register for OER Courses at CCD

  1. Log in to CCDConnect and access Navigate (or Degree Check) to see which courses you need to take to complete your degree. Keep this window open.
  2. In a new web browser, take a look at the OER courses listed on this webpage to determine if any of the courses you need to take are OER. 
  3. Go back to CCDConnect and register for a section of that course that is identified in the title as OER and that meets your scheduling needs.  

List of OER Courses at CCD

ART 110: Art Appreciation GT-AH1
ART 111: Art History Ancient to Medieval GT-AH1
ART 112: Art History Renaissance to 1900 GT-AH1
ART 207: Art History 1900 to Present GT-AH1
MUS 123: Survey of World Music GT-AH1
MUS 151: Ensemble I: Choir  
MUS 152: Ensemble II: Choir  
MUS 251: Ensemble I: Choir  
MUS 252: Ensemble II: Choir  
LIT 205: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture GT-AH2
LIT 255: Children’s Literature GT-AH2
MAT 050: Quantitative Literacy  
MAT 055: Algebraic Literacy  
MAT 091: Applied Quantitative Lab  
MAT 092: Quant Lab  
MAT 093: Algebra Lab  
MAT 108: Technical Mathematics  
MAT 120: Math for Liberal Arts GT-MA1
MAT 121: College Algebra GT-MA1
MAT 122: College Trigonometry GT-MA1
MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics GT-MA1
MAT 166: Pre-Calculus GT-MA1
MAT 201: Calculus I GT-MA1
MAT 202: Calculus II GT-MA1
MAT 204: Calculus III with Engineer Applications GT-MA1
BUS 216: Legal Environment of Business


COM 115: Public Speaking
COM 125: Interpersonal Communications
COM 130: Communication and Popular Culture
COM 217: Group Communication
COM 220: Intercultural Communication
JOU 105: Introduction to Mass Media


CRJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 145: Corrections
CRJ 210: Constitutional Law