I am a desktop support tech who is trying to expand my skill set and thought I’d give code academy a try. I have tried programming here and there over the years and have found it both intimidating and impenetrable. Code academy seemed like a good place to try again. However when i got to the part of the beginning lessons that involved math, I couldn’t go on. I am terrible at math. I mean like almost failing classes bad. It seems like programming involves a great deal of math. Can anyone verify that I will need to know more than basic arithmetic? I was really counting on learning some programming to make more money and now am feeling hopeless and depressed. Maybe I’m wrong. Is there an easier kind of programming out there like web development or Java? Or should I just bail and try to find another skill? It seems like most IT jobs require at least some kind of scripting or programming language skills.
Any advice or encouragement would be appreciated.