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Textbook-Free Courses

Save as much as 25% with textbook-free courses.

Tidewater Community College’s textbook-free courses could save you as much as $2,500 on the cost of your education.

Cash-strapped students are often on the lookout for affordable alternatives to expensive textbooks. Through an innovative program offered at TCC, students are finding they can save thousands on the textbooks they need.

TCC’s textbook-free options are a meaningful and efficient way to reduce education expenses for students and complement in-class learning.

In textbook-free courses, students use free open educational resources. specifically designed for learning. And this program does more than reduce education expenses – it enhances your learning experience with materials like streaming videos, course modules, and other high-quality electronic materials.

You can complete an entire Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with a Specialization in Technical Supervision textbook-free.

Know before you go

Because textbook-free classes use electronic materials rather than printed textbooks, you will need regular and reliable Internet access in order to complete course work.