This course is focused on the interpretation of infrared and Raman spectra for direct application to real problems. The course is continually updated to meet the demands of the industry and government. Suggestions of new topics or emphasis from course participants are taken very seriously and those suggestions help shape new course material.
A complete set of notes that includes many example spectra is provided to every participant. The notes follow the lectures so that participants may annotate the notes easily. The latest audio-visual technologies are used in the lectures so that participants can readily follow the material.
Significant time is devoted to workshops where the staff interact with participants on a one-to-one basis. Spectral interpretation workshops involve groups of three or four participants and all participants are strongly encouraged by the staff to contribute to the workshop exercises.