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Expand your microscopy expertise with a custom course at Hooke College of Applied Sciences. Hooke College will work with you to develop training that meets the needs of you and your colleagues. Custom courses are delivered with your goals in mind—acquiring real-world knowledge, skills, and methods in the topics that are most important to your success.

With more than 55 years of experience in microscopy training, we have a broad menu of available topics. Based on your needs, we will guide you through course design, and recommend a course length that strikes an optimal balance between results and value.

Our instructors, who are subject matter experts and practicing scientists, deliver hands-on training that can be immediately applied in your laboratory. Our experience confirms positive results when a group of colleagues completes a course together and learns the practical techniques necessary to quickly put their new skills to use on the job.

Let us collaborate with you to design a custom course based on these topics:

  • Advanced imaging techniques for SEM
  • Advanced x-ray microanalysis by EDS
  • Fiber identification
  • Paint identification
  • Forensic soil identification
  • Freeze-dry microscopy
  • FTIR analysis of controlled substances
  • Gunshot resiue identification
  • Identification of building material
  • Infrared microscopy (FTIR)
  • IR analysis of polymers
  • IR spectral interpretation
  • Sample preparation and microscopic particle handling
  • Polarized light microscopy
  • Identification of pharmaceutical contaminants
  • Raman microspectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Particulate matter in injections
    (USP <788>)
  • Identification of white powder unknowns

Techniques include:

  • Polarized light microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Infrared microscopy
  • Raman microspectroscopy

Begin strengthening your team today. Phone 630-887-7100 to speak with a course specialist, email education@hookecollege.com, or complete our contact form.

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