ASCCC OERI Resources

Please find finalized ASCCC OERI resources below.
ASCCC OERI RFP III Funded Projects
ASCCC OERI RFP 1 Products (Summer/Fall 2019)

In Spring of 2019, the ASCCC OERI selected its first round of funded OER projects. This short-term opportunity provided California Community College faculty with an opportunity to obtain funding for an OER project that would serve faculty (and students) across the state. As this was our first round of funding, a lot was learned from the endeavor and the lessons learned informed our work moving forward. If you have any questions about any of the projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your questions – and feedback – are more than welcome. If you’d like to be informed when updates are made, please self-enroll in our Canvas resource. You will need to use your existing Canvas account (from one of our colleges) to enroll. In early 2020, a second group of projects was identified for funding. The products from these projects were due to be completed in December of 2020. As all products are subject to review, resources are made available as they complete the review and revision process.

The information in these resources is intended solely for use by the user who accepts full responsibility for its use. Although the author(s) and the ASCCC OERI have made every effort to ensure that the information in this resource is accurate, openly licensed, and accessible at press time, the author(s) and the ASCCC OERI do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

Please bring direct any correspondence regarding these resources, including any errors and changes, to the attention of the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges OER Initiative via e-mail (


Available OER for anthropology were showcased in a webinar in December of 2020. Access the OER and Anthropology webinar archive.

Art History

  • C-ID ARTH 100 (Understanding Art/Art Appreciation) – An OER text to cover world art on a timeline from prehistoric to modern times with an emphasis on female artists. A World Perspective of Art Appreciation (Gustlin and Gustlin) is available in LibreTexts.
  • C-ID ARTH 110/ARTH 120 (Survey of Western Art) – Canvas shells populated with OER-text. Non-Western content to be integrated into courses. This project relies heavily on Smarthistory. Coming soon.
  • C-ID ARTH 110 – Glossary for SUNY’s “Art History and Appreciation I” that was developed by Lumen Learning. This Art History glossary is available in Canvas Commons. If the provided link does not work, please search “ASCCC” in Canvas Commons to find all ASCCC OERI resources.



C-ID BIOT 101X (Introduction to Biotechnology with Lab) – Introduction to Biotechnology is housed in LibreTexts where it can be accessed for review, use, and remixing.


C-ID BUS 140, C-ID ITIS 120 (Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems) – Information Systems for Business Textbook


C-ID CHEM 110/120 (General Chemistry for Science Majors) – Ancillaries for General Chemistry courses. The video mini lessons are available at 3C Media Solutions.

Communication Studies

C-ID COMM 120 (Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate) – A 12-chapter OER text-equivalent. Arguing Using Critical Thinking (Marteney) – LibreTexts.

Culinary Arts

Approximately 55 short videos (approximately 2-5 minutes each) where each of the foundational cooking methods or principles typically covered in a theory class are demonstrated. Foundational Cooking Methods (mp4); Foundational Cooking Methods with Michael Frigm on YouTube.

Early Childhood Education


C-D ECON 201 (Principles of Microeconomics); C-ID ECON 202 (Principles of Macroeconomics) – Development of Canvas modules to augment and update existing OER texts. This resource for economics is available in Canvas Commons.


English as a Second Language

Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach is available in Pressbooks or as a PDF for printing – This text is a transformation of Successful College Composition an OER text originally published in 2015 and intended for use in a course that is one level below English composition.

Environmental Science

C-ID ENVS 100 (Introduction to Environmental Science) – A Comprehensive Open-Source Textbook for Intro to Environmental Science


C-ID GEOG 111 (Physical Geography Laboratory) – Manual for Physical Geography, Lab Course – Various Formats; Manual for Physical Geography, Lab Course in Canvas Commons. Search: PHYS-GEOG-LAB. The associated author is Ray Waverly.


C-ID GEOL 100L (Physical Geology Laboratory) – Geoscience Equity Opportunities for Students: Making the Earth Accessible through an OER Physical Geology Lab Manual. GEOS – A Physical Geology Lab Manual for California Community Colleges (PDF); GEOS – A Physical Geology Lab Manual for California Community Colleges (Word files)


C-ID HIST 130/140 (American History) – The American Yawp – Ancillaries in Canvas. Request access to American Yawp resources.


Italian-language ancillaries in the form of vocabulary, grammar, and culture activities. OER Italian 101 (First Semester Open Educational Resources 2.0) is available in Canvas Commons. If the provided link does not work, please search “ASCCC” in Canvas Commons to find all ASCCC OERI resources.


OER Textbook and Canvas Course Shell for Information Literacy Courses – Introduction to College Research – PressbooksInformation Literacy Ancillary Resources in Canvas Commons



C-D BUS 125 (Business Law) – An OER text-equivalent for Business Law/Organizations, Introduction to Law, and Legal Ethics. Accessibility and attributions still need to be addressed.


C-ID PHYS 105, 110, 205, 210, and 215 – Online Question Banks and Course Templates for OpenStax CCC Lower-Division Physics Courses. Find access information at the bottom of the OERI’s OER and Physics page.

Political Science


C-ID SOCI 110 (Introduction to Sociology) – Revise/Update Introduction to Sociology OER text originally developed by Ron Hammond and Paul Cheney of Utah Valley University in 2010. This sociology text is available in Canvas Commons. If the provided link does not work, please search “ASCCC” in Canvas Commons to find all ASCCC OERI resources.


 “X” associated with a C-ID designation indicates a course not designed for transfer.

This page last updated August 26, 2021.