NSCC Open Textbook Catalogue

This catalogue contains NSCC Open Textbook Titles that have been authored or adapted at NSCC and Open Textbooks being used by NSCC instructors.

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Professional Communications

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  14 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Jordan Smith, Melissa Ashman, eCampusOntario, Brian Dunphy, Andrew Stracuzzi

Editor(s): Brian Dunphy, Andrew Stracuzzi

Subject(s): Business communication and presentation, Language learning for business, professional and vocational, Communication studies, Language learning: writing skills

Publisher: eCampus Pressbooks

Last updated: 24/07/2023

This open textbook is designed to guide college students in developing the vital communication skills that will help with the real, everyday tasks of writing and speaking in their chosen profession. Organized in five major units— Communication Foundations, Professional Writing Processes, Routine Workplace Communication, Employment and Interpersonal Communication, and Presentations and Group Communication —this opened educational resource is conveniently presented in a variety of AODA-compliant formats and written in the reader-friendly style. This textbook helps ensure that students graduate with the communication skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.

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Human Resource Management

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): [Author removed at request of original publisher]

Subject(s): Personnel and human resources management, Economics, Finance, Business and Management

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 23/07/2023

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.
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The Math of Money - Archived

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  23 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): J. Zachary Klingensmith

Subject(s): Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Business mathematics and systems

Last updated: 21/07/2023

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Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Susan Carter, Professor Lindy-Anne Abawi, Professor Jill Lawrence, Associate Professor Charlotte Brownlow, Renee Desmarchelier, Melissa Fanshawe, Kathryn Gilbey, Michelle Turner, Jillian Guy

Editor(s): Susan Carter

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 20/07/2023

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Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition

CC BY (Attribution)  80 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair

Subject(s): Biology, life sciences,

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 20/07/2023

In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself. This text also includes 80 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understanding as you go.

In the adapted textbook, Concepts of Biology — 1st Canadian Edition, you will find the following units:

  • Unit 1: The Cellular Foundation of Life
  • Unit 2: Cell Division and Genetics
  • Unit 3: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Unit 4: Animal Structure and Function
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Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee

Subject(s): Baking, Food and drink service industries, Catering and food preparation skills and trades

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 20/07/2023

This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of nutritional information and labelling in the baking industry. In particular, there is a focus on Canadian regulations regarding labelling and merchandising of baked goods, as well as baking for customers with special diets, allergies, and intolerances.

Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

Other books in the series include:

  • Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management
  • Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene
  • Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry
  • Meat Cutting and Processing for Food Service
  • Modern Pastry and Plated Desserts
  • Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker
  • Working in the Food Service Industry
  • Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry

The series has been developed collaboratively with participation from public and private postsecondary institutions.

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World Regional Geography

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Caitlin Finlayson

Subject(s): Geography

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 20/07/2023

Read online or download formats for free. This text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes.
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Selling For Success 2e

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): NSCC, Saylor

Subject(s): Business strategy, Business studies: general, Sales and marketing

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 12/07/2023

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Procurement in the Supply Chain World

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  18 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Angela Reid-Regier, Bryan Snage

Subject(s): Purchasing and supply management, E-commerce: business aspects, Business studies: general

Publisher: Conestoga College

Last updated: 11/07/2023

This book guides students through the important aspects of procurement. Readers will learn what procurement is, the different strategies involved in procurement, how to find and select suppliers, how to manage suppliers, how to evaluate whether to outsource, how to manage subcontractors, how to evaluate and manage global suppliers and how to be an ethical procurement professional.
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Principles of Marketing

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): University of Minnesota

Subject(s): Sales and marketing

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 26/06/2023

Principles of Marketing is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.

Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing – not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment:

Service dominant logic — This textbook employs the term ”offering“ instead of the more traditional First “P” — product. That is because consumers don’t sacrifice value when alternating between a product and a service. They are evaluating the entire experience, whether they interact with a product, a service, or a combination. So the fundamental focus is providing value throughout the value chain, whether that value chain encompasses a product, service, or both.

Sustainability — Increasingly, companies are interested in the impact they are having on their local community as well as the overall environment. This is often referred to as the ”triple bottom line“ of financial, social, and environment performance.

Ethics and social responsibility — Following on the sustainability notion is the broader importance of ethics and social responsibility in creating successful organizations. The authors make consistent references to ethical situations throughout chapter coverage, and end of chapter material in most chapters will encompass ethical situations.

Global coverage — the authors deliberately entitled Chapter 1 ”What is Marketing?“ Whether it is today’s price of gasoline, the current U.S. presidential race, or Midwestern U.S. farming, almost every industry and company needs strong global awareness. And today’s marketing professionals must understand the world in which they and their companies operate.

Metrics — Firms today have the potential to gather more information than ever before about their current and potential customers. That information gathering can be costly, but it can also be very revealing. With the potential to capture so much more detail about micro transactions, firms should now be more able to answer ”well, what this marketing strategy really worth it?“ And ”what is the marketing ROI?“ And finally, ”what is this customer or set of customers worth to us over their lifetime?“