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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.

Secure Online Course Registration is Now Available.

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.

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

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) [same as Forensic Microscopy (1204) IN-PERSON
February 13 – 17, 2023

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Basics 1-Day Refresher (1200V) ONLINE
January 11

Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Groups 1 & 2 (1753V) ONLINE
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Hair and Fiber Microscopy (1207) IN-PERSON
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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Group 1 (1726V) ONLINE
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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Group 2 (1727V) ONLINE
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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Extraction Techniques (1728V) ONLINE
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Advanced Forensic Microscopy (1701) / Same as Advanced Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (1251)
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Chemical Microscopy at Cornell University (1202)
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Food Microscopy (1560)
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Microscopy of Extraneous and Foreign Matter in Food (1555)
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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals (1725)
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Animal Hair Identification (1208)
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Forensic Dust Analysis (1750)
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Forensic Paint Microscopy (1715)
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Comparative Microscopy of Soil (1710)
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Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry (1507)
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Introduction to Basic Human Body Tissues (1557)
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Forensic Microscopy of Glass (1712)
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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.