First Day Classes

First Day Classes

Get Digital Book Discounts in Select Classes

Get discounted digital books and quick start on your class assignments by participating in the First Day Program. When you register for a First Day class, the cost of required course materials are added to your tuition and fees bill. These digital texts are uploaded to your Blackboard account for use on the first day of class.

  • Be prepared on the first day of class
  • Materials go where you go, on whichever device you want
  • Receive the lowest price available from the publisher

How to Become a First Day Student

  1. Find a First Day class in the Student Planning class schedule.
  2. Add the class to your schedule (login required) in Student Planning.
  3. Register in Student Planning when you’re eligible.
  4. Pay for the class.
  5. Class materials will be available on the first day of class through Blackboard.

Participating courses - Summer 2018

The following courses are offering some First Day course sections.

  • Anatomy and Physiology (MDCA 1009)
  • Developmental  Math-First Semester (MATD 0421)
  • Developmental  Math-Second Semester (MATD  0422)
  • Essentials of Medical Terminology (HPRS 1006)
  • Integrated College Reading and Writing (INRW 0430)
  • Intro to Psychology (PSYC 2301)
  • Intro to Speech Communication (SPCH 1311)
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information (HITT 1053)
  • Mexican-American History 1 (HIST 2327)
  • Pharmacology for Health Professionals (HITT 1049)
  • Pharmacology for Health Professionals (HPRS 2300)
  • Principles of Accounting (ACCT 2301)
  • Principles of Accounting (ACCT 2302)
  • Support for College Algebra (NCBM 0214)
  • Texas State and Local Government (GOVT 2306)
  • U.S. History 1 (HIST 1301)

Benefits of Digital Books

First Day class materials are digital versions of the physical textbook that may include additional educational resources such as workbooks, problem sets, and tutorials. Digital textbooks have features that include highlighting, annotation, search functions, and multimedia links. All First Day materials are easy to access through Blackboard.

How to Access Your Materials

  1. Sign into Blackboard.
  2. Click your First Day class.
  3. Go to the Course Content menu.
  4. Click the module or link to your digital materials. You will be directed to the publisher’s site, where you will be automatically signed in or prompted to create an account.
  5. View First Day information.
  6. Access your materials as instructed.

Opt Out Available

You may choose to opt out of the digital book discount and receive a refund after the class begins.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is First Day?

    First Day is a program where the cost of digital course materials is included with your class fees for a particular class or program.
     
    You receive digital versions of the physical textbook that may include additional educational resources such as workbooks, problem sets, tutorials, video, simulations and interactive software. Digital textbooks have many features that allow you to interact with your class content like never before. Standard features include highlighting, annotation, search functions, and multimedia links. All First Day materials are easy to access through our Blackboard learning management system.

  • What if I want a physical copy of the textbook?

    Most publishers give you the option of purchasing a loose-leaf copy of the book through the campus bookstore for an additional fee. The loose-leaf copy can also be ordered online from the bookstore and shipped directly to your home. For more information, please review your course section materials on the ACC Bookstore page.

  • What are the benefits of First Day?

    Some of the benefits of the First Day program are:

    • You are prepared on the first day of class with all your required materials.
    • First Day materials are accessible through the Internet so they go where you go, on whichever device you want.
    • First Day class materials are the lowest price available from the publisher.

     

  • How do I pay for my First Day class?

    The fee for the digital course materials is automatically added to the tuition and fees you pay for the class. This fee applies only to First Day classes. It is applied each time you register for a First Day class, including if a class is repeated.

  • How do I access First Day class materials?

    You will access your digital course materials through Blackboard as soon as the professor opens the class. You also can access the digital course material directly from the publisher's website. First-time users will need to create an account with the publisher providing the class material. Please ensure your pop-up blocker is disabled within your browser during use.