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Microscopy Training Course Schedule

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Courses fill quickly and class sizes are limited. Closing soon means there are only 1 or 2 seats available before a course is either Closed or Closed, call for waiting list.

McCrone 2023 Online and In-Person Microscopy Courses

JANUARY 2023

January 9 – 13: Indoor Air Quality: Fungal Spore Identification (1630V) ONLINE
January 11: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Basics 1-Day Refresher (1200V) ONLINE
January 18: Microscopical Identification of Asbestos 1-Day Refresher (1601V) ONLINE
January 25 – 26: Microscope Cleaning, Maintenance, and Adjustment (1301V) ONLINE

FEBRUARY 2023

February 9 – 10: Mycological Laboratory Techniques for Environmental Samples (1660V) ONLINE
February 13 – 17: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) [same as Forensic Microscopy (1204) IN-PERSON
February 20 – 24: Asbestos Fiber Counting [NIOSH 582] (1616) IN-PERSON
February 20 – 24: Advanced Indoor Air Quality: Advanced Fungal Spore Identification (1635V) ONLINE
February 27 – March 3: Microscopical Identification of Asbestos (1608A) IN-PERSON

MARCH 2023

March 6 – 10: Advanced Asbestos Identification (1608B) IN-PERSON
March 21 – 23: Sample Preparation and Manipulation for Microanalysis (1501V) ONLINE

Additional courses will be posted as soon as they become available. Courses and schedule are subject to change. Check this page frequently for updates and revisions.


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