The Z-Degree is an additional degree pathway towards earning the Associate of Arts degree. Designed in 8-week online courses (Z-courses) with zero cost for textbooks; you can register for classes offered during five sessions throughout the year. By taking Z-courses you will have access to FREE Open Educational Resources (OER) in your online courseroom and not be required to purchase additional textbooks, thus saving you money on the total cost of your college education.

Even if the Associate of Arts isn't your current degree plan, Z-courses still offer the opportunity to save money. Talk to your advisor today about registering for Z-courses.

Session Schedule 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Session I: August 22 - October 14
Session II: October 22 - December 18

Spring 2020

Session I: January 14 - March 8
Session II: March 17 - May 13

(Spring Break/No Classes: March 9-17)

Summer 2020

Session I: May 26 - July 20

Request More Information

To request more information about the Z-Degree, complete the form below or contact:

Caitlyn Wolfe

Caitlyn Wolfe
Admissions Representative

  • Email: wolfec@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2312
  • Location: Peosta