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January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020 (Continuous Enrollment)

Course Title:
Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry
Course Description:

Subject matter experts have developed this course for analysts who want to learn more about the GC-MS and its use. The course is comprised of lessons on the subjects of chromatographic separation, ionization sources, mass analyzers and detectors, method development and troubleshooting, and applications. The material in the lesson is varied in format with text, figures, and animation that explain and demonstrate basic principles and procedures. An instructor will be available to answer questions and promote discussion of particular topics. Exercises and quizzes are at the end of each lesson to reinforce comprehension and retention of the lesson concepts.

The course is asynchronous and self paced.  It contains approximately 20 hours of content; with study and testing we estimate that the entire course will take 35-40 hours.  Students will have access to the course and the instructor for the entire time frame.

Instructor: Laura Hernandez, Forensic Scientist
Students must have a college degree in chemistry or a related scientific degree and experience with instrumental analytical techniques.
Location and Duration:
This is a four week online course.  Students will be given access for 30 days after payment is received and processed.
Technical Requirements:
To take this online course, you must have access to a computer with an Internet connection and an email account.  A broadband Internet connection is preferred.

Refunds will be issued only in extreme cases and considered on a case by case basis.

Registration is now open.

Please note:  Payment in full must be received before course access will be granted.  To pay by check, please call UCF’s Continuing Education department at 407-882-0260.  Credit card payment may be made online.

If you have questions about this course, please contact Erika Remley at (407) 823-0842 or