What's a Z Degree?
MCC's Z Degrees are full degree paths that are 100% online and have zero textbook cost for all courses. Any time you see the term Z Course or Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree, you can be assured that the courses were developed with the highest standards and include multimedia, engaged faculty and perfectly selected content.
We currently offer several Z Degrees for you to choose from. Our latest Z Degree is an Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Communication, which you can complete without purchasing a single expensive textbook eliminating nearly $2,000 in educational expenses.
|Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Communication||AA|
|Arizona General Education Curriculum - A||AGEC-A|
|Arizona General Education Curriculum - B||AGEC-B|
We are currently developing additional Z Degrees for the future, so keep an eye on this space.
What are Z Courses?
Z Courses [Zero-Textbook-Cost courses] use openly-licensed content, library materials, and content developed by your expert instructor so that YOU don’t have to purchase expensive textbooks or online materials. These courses are all available 100% online.
We have a variety of courses offered with the Zero-Textbook-Cost option.
Z Course Benefits
An associates degree at Mesa Community College (MCC) is always a great value. BUT, did you know that you could save even more money by enrolling in Z Courses? Over an entire Associates Degree program, you could save up to $8,332 dollars.
|Z Degree Cost||Traditional Degree Cost|
|Tuition - $5,100
Course Fees - $200
Textbooks - $0
Commuting - $0
|Tuition - $5,100
Course Fees - $200
Textbooks - $2,500
Commuting - $5,832
|Total - $5,300||Total - $13,632|
Total Savings of 62%!
100% Online 100% Flexible
We built this program just for YOU! MCC's students want flexibility and less distraction while pursuing their degree. Our Z Courses are all offered 100% online! Although our online courses do have required weekly due dates, you decide when you work on the class each week.
With our 8-week online classes, you can take a more focused semester and complete in 18 months without taking breaks! All of our Z Courses were developed using quality standards and carefully selected content which supports successful completion of courses.
Computer & Internet Access Required
Because Z Courses use electronic materials rather than printed textbooks, you will need regular and reliable Internet access in order to complete course work. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor for the course you're considering.
|Z Course Catalog|
|ARH101: Prehistoric Through Gothic Art|
|ASB222: Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World|
|ASB223: Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World|
|ASM104: Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution|
|BIO100: Biology Concepts|
|CIS105: Survey of Computer Information Systems|
|COM100: Introduction to Human Communication|
|COM110: Interpersonal Communication|
|COM225: Public Speaking|
|COM230: Small Group Communication|
|COM263: Elements of Intercultural Communication|
|CRE101: College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking|
|ECN211: Macroeconomic Principles|
|ENG101: First-Year Composition|
|ENG102: First-Year Composition|
|ENG107: First-Year Composition for ESL|
|ENG108: First-Year Composition for ESL|
|GIS205: Geographic Information Technologies|
|GPH113: Introduction to Physical Geography|
|IFS201: Information in a Post-Truth World|
|MAT081: Basic Arithmetic|
|MAT141: College Mathematics|
|MAT151: College Algebra/Functions|
|MAT206: Elements of Statistics|
|MGT251: Human Relations in Business|
|POS110: American National Government|
|RDG100: Successful College Reading|
|SOC101: Introduction to Sociology|