skill PathCode Foundations

Everyone’s talking about coding, but where do you start? This path will give you an introduction to the world of code and basic concepts. By the end, you’ll know whether Data Science, Computer Science or Web Development is right for you.

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2 weeks


Technical Literacy, Career Overviews, Programming Concepts, and more...


Beginners welcome

For those who want to

  • Learn coding 101
  • Explore careers in tech
  • Communicate with developers


Certificate of Completion

What will you be able to do?

Here are just a few things you’ll be able to do with this Career Path.

What will you be able to do?

Here are just a few things you’ll be able to do with this Career Path.


Get an overview of computer science, web development, and data science, as well as popular languages like JavaScript and Python.


Apply key programming concepts like variables and functions by writing your first lines of code.


Determine your path after exploring different careers in tech and hearing from real-life web developers, data scientists, and more.

You really feel like there's nothing you can't learn, which in turn builds so much confidence in your skills and gives the momentum to keep learning.

Codecademy Learner

How are Career Paths different?

Get in-depth knowledge.

Learning to code means more than just memorizing syntax. Instead, we help you think like a real programmer.

Get a helpful roadmap.

Like a career advisor, we guide you through each step. You’ll learn the right thing at the right time, all in one place.

Get job ready.

Gain practical experience as you go by creating portfolio-worthy projects that will help you land your next job.

Codecademy Pro

To get Career Paths, sign up for Codecademy Pro. With Pro, you’ll have unlimited access to everything you need to take your learning to the next level.

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