Books and Course Materials
Disclaimer- Purchases made from outside sources are not recommended and will not be supported by CCCOnline if problems occur.
Open Educational Resource (OER) Courses at CCCOnline
Students will not have a textbook fee in OER courses. OER courses use resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Students will gain access to these materials when they log in to their course.
Students may still be required to purchase other learning materials, such as a lab kit, microscope, hardware, software, calculator, etc.
For more information about OER courses, visit our OER page.
Many CCCOnline courses use digital course materials rather than traditional textbooks. Digital courses use digital textbooks and other materials that are built directly into your course. This means that you do not need to buy a textbook for a digital content course. A digital content fee, which is much less than the price of the average textbook, is added to your tuition at the time of registration.
If you prefer, an optional hard copy of the textbook may be available at your home college bookstore. Unfortunately, the digital content fee is non-refundable even if you should choose to buy a hard copy of the text.
Lab Kit Courses
When your online course requires a lab kit, CCCOnline orders your lab kit for you. For more information on lab kit courses, please see our Lab Kit FAQ page.
Get cash for your books at the end of the semester. Check with your college bookstores to find out how much money your textbooks may be worth. (Please note: many consumable items, such as lab kits, software, calculators, and Quick Study bar charts among them, are not available for buyback).