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PLM, Forensic Microscopy, and Advanced Microscopy Courses

Courses taught at the McCrone Research Institute range from basic, introductory courses, emphasizing the proper use of the microscope, to specialized courses focusing on a particular technique, a particular material, or a particular industrial, forensic or environmental field of application.

Secure Online Course Registration is Now Available.

You may also register for courses by mailing or faxing the Course Registration Form PDF to 312-842-1078 or by calling us at 312-842-7100.

Additional information on each including tuition, the course syllabi, and dates offered can be accessed through the following links:

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) [same as Forensic Microscopy (1204)]
July 17 – 21, 2017
September 11 – 15, 2017
November 6 – 10, 2017

Advanced Forensic Microscopy (1701) / Same as Advanced Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (1251)
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Comparative Microscopy of Soil (1710)
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Animal Hair Identification (1208)  
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Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry (1507)
June 26 – 30, 2017

Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals (1725)  
October 2 – 6, 2017

Forensic Dust Analysis (1750)
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Introduction to Basic Human Body Tissues (1557) 
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Microscopy of Explosives (1722)
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Microscopy of Illicit Drugs and Excipients (1726)
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Forensic Microscopy of Glass (1712)
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Hair and Fiber Microscopy (1207)
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Please visit our Web site often for updates on new and rescheduled courses. If there is a course or a subject not listed that you are interested in, please contact the registrar.