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PLM and Forensic 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)]
September 12 – 16, 2016
November 7 – 11, 2016

Comparative Microscopy of Soil (1710)
October 3 – 7, 2016  New date

Introduction to Basic Human Body Tissues (1557)  New course for 2016
November 15 – 17, 2016

Animal Hair Identification (1208)  New course for 2016
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Forensic Dust Analysis (1750)
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Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry (1507)
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Microscopy of Explosives (1722)
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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals (1725)  New course for 2016
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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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Advanced Forensic Microscopy (1701)
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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.