Best C Programming Courses: Free & Premium [2024 Edition]

Searching for the best online course for C programming?

Hundreds of websites are offering online courses. And, It seems quite difficult for a newbie to choose a perfect one.

Well, no need to worry,… I am here to help you!

In this post, I am going to share the best free & premium courses on C programming based on my personal experience.

I personally had enrolled in most of the courses that I will be sharing. However, for some, I have taken feedback from the people & marketplaces.

About C Language

C is a high-level programming language that was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan at Bell Laboratory. Unix was the first major operating system written in C.

This language is used over a long period for the development of Operating systems, Compilers, Assemblers, text editors, network drivers, etc.

Best C Programming Courses for Beginners

After searching a lot over the internet, taking suggestions from friends & enrolling myself in a number of courses, I have found some of the best courses on C programming.

I don’t want you guys to waste your valuable time in searching for the best instructor. So I have curated a complete list of top free & premium C courses below.

Please note that these courses in English only & some of them are in the form of YouTube playlists. Well, let’s dive into them.

1. C Programming for Beginner- Master the C Language

One of the best C programming courses that I personally have been enrolled in. It is one of the complete courses that I have ever found on the Internet.

C Programming for Beginners - Master the C Language

This Udemy course consists of 23+ hours of video content with more than 130 lectures. If you stay consistent until the end of the course, then trust me you will get to understand all the fundamentals of C programming.

In terms of curriculum, this course covers some of the most important topics like variables, data types, functions, arrays & pointers.


  1. A Computer having Windows, Linux or Mac Operating System.
  2. RAM of 4GB is required (I don’t know why? Well, mine is 8 GB).
  3. No prior experience required.

What’s Included?

  • 23.5 hrs of Video Content.
  • An article & a downloadable resource.
  • Lifetime access!
  • Certificate by Udemy
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2. C Programming Tutorials by Bucky Roberts

I was very much impressed by the way he teaches programming. Hundreds of videos are available on his YouTube channel & the best thing is all are free. You can also learn C# & many other programming languages for free on his YouTube channel.

C Programming Tutorials by Bucky Roberts

Talking about C, he had more than 58 videos on it. He had taught some of the most important topics including Variables, Datatypes, Typecasting, Decision statements, Arrays, Pointers, Structures & much more.


  1. A computer & a good Internet connection (you need to watch his videos in 1080 px).
  2. No prior experience needed.

What’s Included?

  • 58 YouTube videos (avg length 6-7 minutes)
  • Lifetime Access
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3. Learn & Master C for Absolute Beginners

As the name suggests, this is another great course for beginners in the world of programming. It is available on Udemy in the English language.

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Mohammad El-Haj is the instructor of the course & he is willing to teach you topics like Operators, Conditional Statements, Loops, Arrays, Pointers & Strings. Along with that, you will also learn how to create libraries in C & mixing C with C++ Code.

Overall, it is a great course filled with quizzes at the end of each topic. Visual Studio is used as a preferred code editor during this course.


  1. NO prior experience but willing-ness to learn.
  2. Visual Studio Code Editor & Compiler (you are free to use any other too).
  3. A computer with Windows / Mac operating system.

This course includes:

  • 14 hrs of video content.
  • 2 articles & 7 downloaded resources.
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate on completion
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4. Introduction to Programming in C by Coursera

The specialization in C by Coursera is another wonderful online course that comes into 4 parts, i.e. Programming Fundamentals, Writing, running & fixing C code, Pointer, Arrays & Recursion, and System interaction & memory management.

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It is a 4 months long course, where you will learn C programming, compiler & debugging. You don’t have to pay any money for this course. However, the certificate is not free.

This course is organized by Duke University under the instructors Andrew D. Hilton, Genevieve M. Lipp, Anne Bracy & Liz Wendland. I personally have not tried this course. However, more than 1,480 peoples have rated it 4.7/5.


  1. 4 Months of Consistent Efforts
  2. A computer with Windows / Mac operating system.

This course includes:

  • Certificate on completion

5. C Programming & Data Structure by Neso Academy

Another great platform for learning C programming is Neso Academy. It is a YouTube channel with more than 760 K subscribers & over a thousand videos.

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The reason I put them in the fifth position is that they explain everything without using text editors like Dev C++, CodeBlocks, etc. However, if you are preparing for competitive examinations than their videos are worth watching.

They have over 169 videos on C programming which comprises almost all the topics. What I liked about them is they have solved a variety of easy to difficult questions on C programming in their lectures.


In this post, I have shared some of the best C Programming courses. Finally, its time to share my suggestions on these courses.

Well, no matter which course you choose, be prepared to be consistent. Watch 3 to 4 lectures consistently on a daily basis so as to stay consistent.

Also, don’t try to watch all the lectures in a single day otherwise, you may feel bored or lose motivation.

You can also purchase the popular book Let Us C by Yashwant Kanetkar for practicing similar problems.

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