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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Why Take This 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 program offers everything you need to get up to speed—with no prior programming skills required.


Why Take This 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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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


Learning to Code

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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.

Student Reviews

4.6

(2181)

5 stars
1601
73.4%
4 stars
421
19.3%
3 stars
80
3.7%
2 stars
34
1.6%
1 stars
45
2.1%
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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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.

Introduction to Programming