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North Central College & Hooke College
A perfect balance of academic and practical training

Secure your future in careers as diverse as forensic, pharmaceutical, and environmental sciences with America’s first four-year degree in Chemical Microscopy.

This unique qualification combines American Chemical Society-accredited curriculum at North Central College (NCC), Naperville, IL, with practical instruction by materials science industry experts at Hooke College of Applied Sciences.

To give yourself the advantage of this distinctively balanced training, simply declare for the chemical microscopy major by the start of your third year of chemistry at NCC.

Your future

By choosing to receive hands-on training at our 40,000 square foot learning center during your fourth year, your career choices will become as wide-ranging as the field of microscopy itself, including:

  • Art and archeology
  • Food science and contamination
  • Forensic sciences
  • Medical devices
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals

Many of our instructors are senior research scientists and world-renowned materials science analysts from McCrone Associates, who bring decades of knowledge and experience to the classroom.

Advanced Skills

During your time at Hooke College, you will develop new skills in critical thinking, problem solving and advanced instrumentation technique, including:

  • Polarized light microscopy
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • transmission electron microscopy

For more information, contact Chuck Zona, Dean of Students.




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