Nanodegree Program

Learn to Code

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

  • Estimated Time
    4 Months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    May 28, 2019

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

What You Will Learn

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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
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2,500

graduates from 80 countries

All our Nanodegree programs include:

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Student support network
We provide personalized support every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Student support network
We provide personalized support every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the best

Karl Krueger
Karl Krueger

Command Line 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 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.

Student Reviews

4.6

(2184)

5 stars
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4 stars
419
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3 stars
80
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2 stars
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1 stars
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Lesi S.

It has been really great. I took the intro to programming to help me take on a new career path. I am so satisfied with the course content and the manner at which it was taught. I can say that I have not just learned something new, but i have also been taught to do it.

Marius D.

Excellent program, great introduction to different areas (languages) in programming. Great foundation to build upon.

Jimmy Q.

My experience here at Udacity has been a great learning experience for me! I have learned so much and even more quickly that I managed to be finished in 2 weeks because of my interest! Thank you Udacity!

Kohil S.

I could have done free courses on these subjects, but chose not to. I always focus the most on the foundational concepts, and that's what Udacity exceled in. They provided every service, be it 1 on 1 mentorship, self-paced learning, or any help in general. The projects were not challenging, but not too easy either. The reviews were honest and detailed. All in all, the nanodegree stood up to its name, introductory. They even gave tips on how to learn further, never forced to take up another nanodegree. For me, this world class education was value-for-money.

Clark S.

Karl has the coolest shirts

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Introduction to Programming Nanodegree program

$399 USD

per month

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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?

    The Intro to Programming Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support three (3) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.

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

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • 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.

Introduction to Programming