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.
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    4 Months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    December 9, 2020

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    No Coding Experience Needed

    See prerequisites in detail

What You Will Learn

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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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.

    Adventure Game
  • 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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All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

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.
Technical mentor support

Technical mentor support

Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.
Personal career coach and career services

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

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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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. 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 the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs 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.

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