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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)]
August 3 – 7, 2015
October 19 – 23, 2015
December 7 – 11, 2015

Animal Hair Identification (1208)
September 1 – 3, 2015

Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry (1507)
October 19 – 23, 2015

Microscopy of Explosives (1722)
October 26 – 30, 2015

Comparative Microscopy of Soil (1710)
November 9 – 13, 2015

Forensic Dust Analysis (1750)
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Forensic Microscopy of Glass (1712)
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Hair and Fiber Microscopy (1207)
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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals (1725)
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Microscopy of Illicit Drugs and Excipients (1726)
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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.