The US Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by over 700 community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry. SkillsCommons.org is designed and managed by the California State University and its MERLOT program for the Department of Labor's TAACCCT program.
We have selected over 100 FREE AND OPEN courseware files that you can use as part of your textbook affordability program.
Open CourseWare are collections of fully online learning materials organized in the scope and sequence of a college course. The online course materials are free and open for anyone to use and the learner can use the open courseware to acquire skills and knowledge at their own pace and on their own time. There is no instructor for open courseware.
You can download the course curriculum and use and revise some or all of the materials for our own courses FOR FREE.
|Be The Boss Entrepreneur Course||Business, Management and Human Resources|
|Business Communication Online Course||Business, Management and Human Resources|
|Financial Management Online Course||Business, Management and Human Resources|
|Human Resources Online Course||Business, Management and Human Resources|
|Management Principles Online Course||Business, Management and Human Resources|
|Marketing Principles Online Course||Business, Management and Human Resources|
|Pre-Algebra Math Skills||Developmental Education|
|Algebra 1 Course||Developmental Education|
|Writing Basics||Developmental Education|
|Getting Prepped: Reading, Writing and Math Skills||Developmental Education|
|Introduction to Distance Education||Developmental Education|
|Basic Computer Skills Course||Developmental Education|
|Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate Program||Energy Industry Training|
|Health Information Technology Foundations Course||Healthcare Training|
|Healthcare eLearning Simulations||Healthcare Training|
|Healthcare Skill Bites||Healthcare Training|
|Cyber Technology Program||Information Technology Training|
|Intro to iOS Mobile Development||Information Technology Training|
|Teacher Academy Course||Instructor/Teacher Training|
|Composites Technology Certificate Program||Manufacturing Industry Training|
|Mechatronics Technology Certificate Program||Manufacturing Industry Training|
|Environmental Technology Certificate Program||Public Administration Industry Training|
Using the links below you can browse for Open CourseWare in SkillsCommons by various Occupations identified by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System is a United States government system of classifying occupations. It is used by U.S. federal government agencies collecting occupational data, enabling comparison of occupations across data sets. For more information visit the U. S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classifciation (SOC) system.
Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!
First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).
Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).