Skill Path

Learn C

Learn about the C programming language in this beginner-friendly skill path.

Includes C, C Basics, C Control Flow, and more.

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  • Skill level

  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    10 hours
  • Certificate of completion

  • Prerequisites


About this skill path

The C programming language was first released in 1972, making it one of the oldest still used today. All modern operating systems are implemented with C code, which means that the C language powers almost every technological experience we have. Python’s interpreter is also written in C. Get started learning C fundamentals to become a better programmer in any field of computer science.

Skills you'll gain

  • Learn key programming concepts
  • Write your own C programs
  • Use pointers to work with memory
  • Create custom functions and structures


6 units • 10 lessons • 8 projects • 9 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Learn C Skill Path

    Welcome to the Learn C Skill Path!

  • 2

    C Basics

    Get started with the C language and learn about variables and operators.

  • 3

    C Control Flow

    Learn about various types of conditionals, loops, and errors in C.

  • 4

    Going Further with C

    Learn about arrays, char arrays (or strings), pointers, and memory management in C.

  • 5

    Functions and Structures in C

    Learn about functions and structures in C and build and manipulate ones of your own.

  • 6

    Learn C Next Steps

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What's included in skill paths

  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
  • Assessments

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
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    Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.