PLM, Forensic Microscopy, Drug Microcrystal, Food, and Other 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.
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You may also register for courses by mailing or faxing the McCrone Course Registration Form PDF to 312-842-1078 or by calling us at 312-842-7100.
NEW COURSE COMING SOON: Microscopy of Combustion Products: Char, Soot, and Ash
Additional information on each course, including tuition, syllabi, and dates offered can be accessed through the following links:
Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Basics 1-Day Refresher (1200V) ONLINE New course
October 27, 2021
Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) [same as Forensic Microscopy (1204) IN-PERSON
October 18 – 22, 2021
Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Group 1 (1726V) ONLINE
September 16 – 17, 2021
Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Group 2 (1727V) ONLINE
September 23 – 24, 2021
Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Extraction Techniques (1728V) ONLINE
October 6, 2021
Advanced Forensic Microscopy (1701) / Same as Advanced Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (1251)
Hair and Fiber Microscopy (1207)
Chemical Microscopy at Cornell University (1202)
Food Microscopy (1560)
Microscopy of Extraneous and Foreign Matter in Food (1555)
Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals (1725)
Animal Hair Identification (1208)
Forensic Dust Analysis (1750)
Forensic Paint Microscopy (1715)
Comparative Microscopy of Soil (1710)
Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry (1507)
Introduction to Basic Human Body Tissues (1557)
Forensic Microscopy of Glass (1712)
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.