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.

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Avionics II book cover

Avionics II

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

Author(s): James Fiore

Subject(s): Aerospace and aviation technology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 05/09/2023

An adapted remixed open textbook created for NSCC Aviation program.
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General Physics Remote Lab Manual

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Lawrence Davis

Last updated: 05/09/2023

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Math for Trades: Volume 3

CC BY (Attribution)  5 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Mark Overgaard, Chad Flinn

Subject(s): Applied mathematics, Traditional trades, crafts and skills, Building skills and trades, Mathematical foundations, Mathematics

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 05/09/2023

The Math for Trades: Volume 3 textbook continues the tradition that Math for Trades: Volume 1 and Math for Trades: Volume 2 started. This volume continues the journey through math with topics such as capacities, pressure and total force, grade and total fall and trigonometry. These topics take the foundation that as been built in the first two volumes and adds new layers. Once again the material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. There is also a voiceover which follows along with each section and chapter. This material should provide useful in the continuation of your trades training.

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Interpersonal Communication

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

Author(s): Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, Katherine S. Thweatt

Subject(s): Communication studies

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 04/09/2023

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The writing team of Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, and Katherine Thweatt incorporates the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side”. The writing takes on a purposefully informal tone to engage readers. Each chapter is broken into different sections that have unique instructional outcomes, key takeaways, and exercises, and concludes with real-world case studies and sample quiz questions. Also included is  an extensive glossary with over 350 definitions.

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Selling for Success 3e

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

Author(s): NSCC, Michelle Clement, Saylor

Editor(s): Di Best, Deirdre Evans, Jules Fauteux

Subject(s): Sales and marketing, , Business strategy, Business and Management, Sales and marketing management

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 25/08/2023

The Power of Selling focuses on forming and nurturing long term relationships in a sales context. A 7-step model is used.

This new 2023 edition replaces The Power of Selling 2e.
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NSCC College 101 2e

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  22 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Nova Scotia Community College, KPU Learning Centres

Editor(s): Leah Sameoto, Andrea Stewart

Subject(s): Study and learning skills: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 15/08/2023

2023 Revised Edition.

Welcome to college! Wherever you are in your journey, you find yourself in a learning environment that is different from one you have experienced before.

A good foundation for college is learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you’re investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning.

Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. These skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you’ll be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Who is this book for?

This book focuses on the skills you’ll need to be successful in undergraduate courses or other adult education classes. If you are:

  • new to college studies
  • returning to college after some time away
  • a mature student
  • an international student
  • or a continuing student who wants to improve their current skills and strategies.

This book is meant to support you in your journey.

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Beginning Excel

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Barbara Lave, Diane Shingledecker, Julie Romey, Noreen Brown, Mary Schatz

Subject(s): Spreadsheet software, , Business studies: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 27/07/2023

This Beginning Excel textbook is intended for use in a one-term introductory spreadsheet course for all majors taught at two-year colleges. The basics of Excel, as they apply to the professional workplace, are introduced, including spreadsheet design, data entry, formulas, functions, charts, tables, and multi-sheet use.

Contact Diane Shingledecker (dshingle@pcc.edu) for inquiries about accompanying online quizzes, tests, What’s Wrong with this Spreadsheet critical thinking exercises, midterm, and final projects that currently reside in a Desire2Learn online course shell.

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Mastering Strategic Management: NSCC Edition

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

Author(s): Janice Edwards

Subject(s): Business and Management, Business strategy, Management: leadership and motivation,

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 26/07/2023

Teaching strategic management classes can be a very difficult challenge for professors. In most business schools, strategic management is a “capstone” course that requires students to draw on insights from various functional courses they have completed (such as marketing, finance, and accounting) to understand how top executives make the strategic decisions that drive whether organizations succeed or fail. Many students have very little experience with major organizational choices. This undermines many students’ engagement in the course.

Our book is designed to enhance student engagement. A good product in any industry matches what customers want and need, and the textbook industry is no exception.

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NSCC Concepts of Biology

CC BY (Attribution)  62 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): BCcampus, OpenStax, NSCC

Subject(s): Biology, life sciences

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 24/07/2023

Adapted Edition.

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 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understanding as you go.
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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.