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.

All titles hosted on NSCC Pressbooks.

101 results
Fundamentals of Business Mathematics book cover

Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

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

Author(s): OER Lab

Last updated: 09/08/2022

Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene book cover

Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Food and beverage safety

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 09/08/2022

Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter 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 foodservice skills.

Other books in the series include:

  • Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management
  • Working in the Food Service Industry
  • Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry
  • Meat Cutting and Processing
  • Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry
  • Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker
  • Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker
  • Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques

The series has been developed collaboratively with participation from public and private post-secondary institutions.

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Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair

Subject(s): Biology, life sciences

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 09/08/2022

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.

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
Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers, Birth - Age 5 book cover

Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers, Birth - Age 5

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

Publisher: The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

Last updated: 09/08/2022

Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management book cover

Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee

Subject(s): Educational: Food technology, cooking skills, Food and drink service industries

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 09/08/2022

Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter 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 foodservice skills.

Other books in the series include:

  • Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene
  • Working in the Food Service Industry
  • Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry
  • Meat Cutting and Processing
  • Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry
  • Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker
  • Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker
  • Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques

The series has been developed collaboratively with participation from public and private post-secondary institutions.

Western Civilization: A Concise History book cover

Western Civilization: A Concise History

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

Author(s): Christopher Brooks

Subject(s): History

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE.

  • Volume 1: from the origins of civilization in Mesopotamia c. 8,000 BCE through the early Middle Ages in Europe c. 1,000 CE. Volume 1 covers topics including Mesopotamia,Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Islamic caliphates, and the early European Middle Ages.
  • Volume 2: from the early Middle Ages to the French Revolution in 1789 CE. Volume 2covers topics including the High Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the European conquest of the Americas, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
  • Volume 3: from the Napoleonic era to the recent past. Volume 3 covers topics including the Industrial Revolution, the politics of Europe in the nineteenth century, modern European imperialism, the world wars, fascism, Nazism, and the Holocaust, the postwar era, the Cold War, and recent developments in economics and politics.
Project Management book cover

Project Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Subject(s): Project management

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

This book covers the basics of project management.
Professional Business Practice book cover

Professional Business Practice

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  40 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lucinda Atwood

Subject(s): Office and workplace, Working patterns and practices, Business communication and presentation, Management: leadership and motivation, Job hunting / changing careers

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

Professional and Technical Writing book cover

Professional and Technical Writing

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Suzie Baker

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Communication studies

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

This textbook for professional and technical communication is a compilation of several Open Resource materials. The purpose in its design is to provide a wide variety of materials on subjects in professional and technical communication, and to offer several different perspectives and delivery modes of those materials.
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Organizational Structure

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

Author(s): Bruce Weir, Christine Pitt, Venecia Williams

Subject(s): Organizational theory and behaviour

Last updated: 08/08/2022