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IFT online courses let you control your learning pace complete when it is convenient for you. An ideal solution for busy professionals looking to expand their knowledge and grow their expertise.
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Upcoming Short Courses

IFT’s in-person 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!

Upcoming courses include:

  • Plant Proteins: Functionalities and Applications
    February 4-5, 2020
    Chicago IFT Headquarters
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  • Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist
    March 3-4, 2020
    Chicago IFT Headquarters
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  • Food Laws & Regulations: A Practical Roadmap
    March 31-April 1, 2020
    Chicago IFT Headquarters
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Each year IFT offers a series of in-person short courses prior to its Annual Event and Food Expo. These courses are held in Chicago locations near the event. Registration for IFT pre-event short courses opens February 24, 2020 for IFT Premier Members and March 2, 2020 for all others. 

Currently scheduled courses include:

  • Certified Food Scientist Prep Course
    July 11-12, 2020
  • Intro to Machine Learning, AI, and Emerging Computational Tools
    July 11-12, 2020
  • Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.
    July 11-12, 2020
  • Product Development Through the Eyes of the Consumer: Applying Sensory Insight Tools for Development
    July 11-12, 2020
  • Survey of Flavor Technology: Applications and Interactions
    July 11-12, 2020
  • More to come!

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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Enjoy IFT member course discounts

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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