NewsIntroducing the VR Techdegree

Nick Pettit
writes on September 20, 2016

UPDATE: With the rapidly changing nature of virtual reality, we’re hard at work ensuring the VR Techdegree offers our students the best possible learning experience and teaches the most valuable VR skills. We’re anticipating the release of the Techdegree later this year, but in the meantime, we’re excited to announce the launch of the VR Beginner Track, taught by Nick Pettit. 


Today I’m incredibly excited to announce the Treehouse VR Techdegree! In the VR Techdegree, you’ll gain the skills you need for one of the fastest growing areas of technology by learning how to build virtual reality apps.

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The VR Techdegree will have a curriculum of courses, real-world virtual reality app projects, peer-to-peer code review, and a final proctored exam. When you successfully complete the VR Techdegree, you’ll have a great portfolio of work and a massive head start on a new career. You can get started today by following the existing Game Development Track, which includes many of the same courses that will be included in the VR Techdegree.

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The technology of virtual reality has finally caught up to the vision. Today, you can buy a VR headset – like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and others – and transport yourself into new places, times, and realities. Witness the stunning scale of dinosaurs in stereoscopic 3D, redesign your home and walk around inside, safely train for dangerous situations, or battle your friends in a sci-fi sports arena.

Many reports forecast more than 100 million virtual and augmented reality headsets shipping to consumers by 2020. With such a large hardware platform on the horizon, VR software will soon take its place alongside websites and phone apps; every business will need a VR presence in order to stay competitive. Looking out even further, it’s not difficult to imagine a future where head-mounted displays eclipse (or even replace) categories as large as desktop computing or mobile devices.

Put simply, nearly every industry is about to change.

VR software will soon take its place alongside websites and phone apps; every business will need a VR presence in order to stay competitive.

We created the VR Techdegree with the future in mind. While there are many VR jobs available today in a broad range of industries – entertainment, architecture, or simulation & training – there will be even more jobs available in the coming months and years. We couldn’t be more excited to help you learn how to make virtual reality apps, and we look forward to sharing more soon!

7 Responses to “Introducing the VR Techdegree”

  1. When will this techdegree be available?

  2. Hi, what are the teachers and programm content of VR Techdegree course ? Thanks!

  3. What are the prerequisites for taking this course?

  4. I wish this was available sooner! Could you provide specific courses to take from the Game Dev track that would be useful?

  5. Wow! This is super interesting. I’m currently approaching the end of the Treehouse Front End Tech Degree program now and I have been thinking about signing up for the Javascript Tech Degree program at Treehouse soon after, but now I may have to consider this…or both, one at at time…….choices…choices….

  6. So pumped about this announcement!! Can’t wait to help people get into the VR industry.

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