Z Courses and Z Degree

Z Courses 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. By Fall 2019, MCC will have a complete Z Degree Associates in Arts degree available.

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ASB 222     Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World

ASB 223     Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World

ASM 104    Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution

BIO 100     Biology Concepts

CIS 105      Survey of Computer Information Systems

COM 263      Elements of Intercultural Communication

CRE 101     College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

ENG 101      First-Year Composition

ENG 102      First-Year Composition

GIS 205      Geographic Information Technologies

GLG 110      Geological Disasters and the Environment

GPH 113      Introduction to Physical Geography

IFS 201      Information in a Post-Truth World

MAT 08X      Basic Arithmetic

MAT 09X     Introductory Algebra

POS 110      American National Government

RDG 100      Successful College Reading

REL 100      World Religions

Finding a Z Course!

We have a variety of courses offered with the Zero-Textbook-Cost option.

Follow this link and type 'Z Class' in the search box to view them all! 

Z Course Benefits

Cost Savings

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! Our 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.

Quicker Completion

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 Degree

What's a Z Degree?

MCC's Zero-Textbook-Cost-Degree  will be a part of our upcoming Z Degree at MCC. A Z Degree is a full degree path that is 100% online and has zero textbook cost for all courses.  Coming Fall 2019.