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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
April 8 – 12, 2024
May 13 – 17, 2024
July 15 – 19, 2024
September 9 – 13, 2024
December 2 – 6, 2024

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Basics 1-Day Refresher (1200V) ONLINE
May 7, 2024
September 24, 2024

McCrone Chemical Microscopy at Cornell University (1202) IN-PERSON
July 29 – August 2, 2024

Hair and Fiber Microscopy (1207) IN-PERSON
August 19 – 23, 2024

Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Groups 1 & 2 (1753V) ONLINE
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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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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.