Food Safety Non-Credit Courses

These non-credit professional short courses are for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher. Taught at the graduate level with material provided by our excellent instructors. Upon completion of a short course, students will earn a Certificate of Participation and those who complete the course with a score of 90% or higher will earn a Certificate of Mastery.

New courses are added regularly.

Information About all Courses:

  • There are no prerequisites or degrees for these short courses.
  • Hosted on MSU’s online learning platform D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Completion time recommended is 5 weeks (up to 12 weeks if needed)
  • 30 - 35 hours of study time suggested for successful completion

What to expect AFTER you register:

  • Expect an email within 1-2 business days with instructions on how to create and activate a MSU Community ID.

For more information on non-credit courses email Megan Patrick at



Course Name Register Cost
Preventive Controls for Animal Food (FSPCA) - Currently Unavailable Description $850 (including certificate)
Preventive Controls for Human Food (FSPCA) - Currently Unavailable Description $850 (including certificate)
Food Allergens Description $450
Beverage Safety Description $450
Meat Safety Description $450
Dairy Safety Description $450
Foodborne Parasites Description $450
Pet Food Safety Description $450