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Upcoming Short Courses

IFT’s short courses are a great way to get in-depth knowledge in a condensed period of time. Whether you’re looking to brush up on a topic within your specific knowledge area or need to get a general understanding of food science, IFT’s short courses can help. And, short courses can be used towards CFS credit hours too!

NEW: IFT Virtual Courses

Given recent COVID-19 developments, including companies restricting staff travel, IFT has updated its short courses to be offered virtually in order to meet the needs and safety of our community.

  • Cannabis: The Legal Landscape for Research, Product Development and Intellectual Property Rights
    August 2020
    Details to come.
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SHIFT20 Short Courses

Each year IFT offers a series of in-person short courses prior to its Annual Event and Food Expo. This year, IFT pre-event short courses will be held as a completely virtual experience. More details regarding registration and virtual format will be provided in coming weeks. 

Currently scheduled courses include:

  • Certified Food Scientist Prep Course
  • Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist
  • Fundamentals of Food Science for Cannabis Food and Beverage Companies
  • Intro to Machine Learning, AI, and Emerging Computational Tools
  • Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.
  • Starch Science Solutions
  • Survey of Flavor Technology: Applications and Interactions
  • Be a Trend Sleuth: Filtering the Future Drivers for Consumer Trends in Food and Health

IFT Online Courses Let You Control Your Pace

Complete these courses in your own time and at your own pace. The timeline for IFT online courses is completely within your control. An ideal solution for busy professionals looking to expand their knowledge and grow their expertise.

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IFT members receive course discounts!

20% Discount: Premier, Premier Early Career, and Emeritus members

10% Discount: Networking & Engagement members

60% Discount: Student members

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In addition to all of the great networking, publications, and career development benefits IFT members enjoy, they also receive webcast discounts with their annual IFT membership.

Premier, Premier Early Career, joint international, and Emeritus Members:

20% discount

Networking & Engagement Members:

15% discount


60% discount

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