Nanodegree Program

Learn to Code

Learn to code the basics of HTML, CSS and build web applications with Python

Udacity's Intro to Programming course is your first step towards careers in Web and App Development, Machine Learning, Data Science, AI, and more! This program is perfect for beginners.

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  • Time
    4 Months

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 4 mo.

  • Classroom Opens
    December 11, 2018
  • Prerequisites
    No previous skills required
  • Language
    English

    Learning material and communication in English

Why Learn To Code With This Udacity Nanodegree Program?

Programming knowledge is indispensable in today’s world, and learning to code is one of the most valuable and useful things you can do.

Whether you’re launching a career, advancing a career, or just excited to learn a new skill, there is no time like the present to start learning, and this intro to computer programming offers everything you need to get up to speed—with no prior programming skills required.


Why Learn To Code With This Udacity Nanodegree Program?

2,500
graduates from 80 countries

Effective & Engaging Content
Effective & Engaging Content

Effective & Engaging Content

Get started learning front end web development through interactive content like quizzes, videos, and hands-on programs. Our learn-by-doing approach is the most effective way to learn web development skills.

Beneficial and Supportive Project Review

Beneficial and Supportive Project Review

Advance quickly and successfully through the curriculum with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback will ensure you master all the right skills.

Engaging Community
Engaging Community

Engaging Community

Join a dynamic community of learners who are committed to an intensive and productive learning experience. You’ll give and receive support, make connections, and stay abreast of trends in your field. Our graduates consistently cite community as one of the most valuable features of their Nanodegree program experience.

Build a Portfolio of Resume Worthy Projects

Build a Portfolio of Resume Worthy Projects

Build real projects that demonstrate your skills mastery. These projects will populate a portfolio that can be shared with prospective employers. Our hiring partners regularly review these portfolios when seeking qualified candidates.

What You Will Learn

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Syllabus

Introduction to Programming

Learn the basics of programming through HTML, CSS, and Python. Explore possible programming paths with our final project selection. Get confident in your ability to think and problem-solve like a programmer. Be primed and ready for our career-ready programs after mastering these projects.

Learn the basics of programming through HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python. In this program, you’ll gain confident in your ability to think and problem-solve like a programmer.

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4 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using the web, being able to perform a search on Google, and (most importantly) the determination to keep pushing forward!See detailed requirements.

  • Intro to HTML

    It begins! Get oriented, learn the basics of HTML, and write your first line of code!

  • Intro to CSS

    Add style to your HTML code with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Experiment with adjusting various style rules in CSS to make your website shine. Achieve the look and presentation you want for your own webpage.

    Animal Trading Cards
  • Intro to Python

    Explore fundamental programming concepts in Python like logic checks, data structures, and functions through interactive quizzes and practice on your own computer. Learn syntax, debugging techniques and basic problem-solving concepts.

    Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Intro to JavaScript

    Learn the fundamentals of web programming using JavaScript, the ubiquitous language for creating dynamic web applications.

    Pixel Art Maker
Learning to code is the single best thing anyone can do to get the most out of the amazing future in front of us.
— MARC ANDREESSEN, CO-FOUNDER OF MOSAIC, NETSCAPE, AND ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ

Learn with the best

Karl Krueger
Karl Krueger

LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Karl is a Course Developer at Udacity. Before joining Udacity, Karl was a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google for eight years, building automation and monitoring to keep the world’s busiest web services online.

Kelly Howard
Kelly Howard

INSTRUCTOR

Kelly is the Product Lead for the Web Development Nanodegree programs at Udacity.

Julia Van Cleve
Julia Van Cleve

INSTRUCTOR

Julia Van Cleve is a Content Developer at Udacity and was previously a middle school math teacher in San Jose, CA. She also dabbled in freelance web development, designing websites for small businesses in the Bay Area.

James Parkes
James Parkes

INSTRUCTOR

James received his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, then went on to become a Udacity instructor in several programs. His personal mission is clear: to open the doors of opportunity for others by empowering them with excellent educational experiences.

Richard Kalehoff
Richard Kalehoff

INSTRUCTOR

Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front-end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.

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Learn now, pay later

To make it even easier to learn, you can finance your Nanodegree through Affirm.

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    As low as US$50 per month at 0% APR.

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  • Finance

    Flexible Payments

    Pay your monthly bill using a bank transfer, check, or debit card.

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Term
Introduction to Programming Nanodegree program
$599 USD

total

During your 4-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews.



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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    Knowing how to code can give you an edge in a growing variety of fields. Whether you're interested in becoming an artificial intelligence engineer or a web developer—or simply want to use programming to enhance your current career—you'll need a strong foundation, and in this program, you’ll build a strong foundation in fundamental programming concepts. You won't need any prior experience with coding to enroll, and we've extensively tested the lessons with beginning students to make sure they're understandable, engaging, and effective.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    While this is an introductory course that is not designed to prepare you for a specific job, after completing this program, you will be familiar with the fundamental skills used in web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    If you want to learn to code but have little or no experience, this program offers the perfect starting point.

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    No prior experience with programming is required.

    You will need to be comfortable with basic computer skills, such as managing files, running programs, and using a web browser to navigate the Internet.

    You will need to be self-driven and genuinely interested in the subject. No matter how well structured the program is, any attempt to learn programming will involve many hours of studying, practice, and experimentation. Success in this program requires meeting the deadlines set for your termand devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.

    You will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.

  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    The only technical skills required for this program are basic computer skills.

    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    This program consists of one four (4)-month long term. To graduate from the program, you'll need to successfully complete all required projects.

    These projects are designed to give you hands-on practice, and enable you to demonstrate your mastery of the concepts.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and, if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

    Passing all of the projects will earn you an Intro to Programming Nanodegree program certificate confirming that you have completed this program and obtained fundamental programming concepts and skills.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term length section above.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • I have graduated from the Intro to Programming Nanodegree program but I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?

    The Intro to Programming Nanodegree program gives you a solid foundation from which to start a wide variety of more advanced and more specialized programs.

    Here are some recommendations for what you might want to try next.

    Please note that for some of these programs, you may need additional prerequisites that are not covered in the Intro to Programming Nanodegree program. You can find detailed info on these prerequisites on the pages linked above.

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?

    Software/version requirements:

    • Python 3
    • A code/text editor, such as vim, Sublime Text, Atom, or VSCode
    • A web browser
    • A command line interface, such as Terminal (on Mac) or Git Bash (on Windows)

    Hardware Requirements:

    • A modern personal computer running macOS, Windows, or Linux, with a high-speed Internet connection.
  • Which version of Python is taught in this program?

    The Intro to Programming Nanodegree program teaches Python 3.

Learn to Code

Learn to code the basics of HTML, CSS and build web applications with Python