Hooke College of Applied Sciences Campus
The Hooke College of Applied Sciences campus is conveniently located 20 miles west of Chicago's Loop in Westmont, Illinois, just 20 minutes from both O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport . Completed in 2006, Hooke College's 40,000 square foot teaching facility offers state-of-the-art microscopy equipment, modern laboratory classrooms, and many other amentities.
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The microscopy classrooms at Hooke College are equipped with the very latest microscopes and teaching equipment, including research grade stereomicroscopes, along with polarized light, fluorescence, and biological microscopes.
Many of the materials identification courses offered at Hooke College start by stressing the importance of sample preparation, and spend the first day teaching students how to properly use a stereomicroscope. These courses continue with use of the polarized light microscope and its application to specific industries.
Hooke College of Applied Sciences offers a variety of courses devoted to the application of sample preparation and small particle handling. Our Sample Preparation courses start out teaching students how to construct special micro manipulation tools, and use those tools to isolate and manipulate small particles for analysis. Hooke College has an entire sample-preparation classroom laboratory specially designed to maximize the student's learning experience.
Hooke College of Applied Sciences also offers introductory courses in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) using the latest JEOL electron microscopes. Students benefit greatly from the hands-on experience they receive while working with instructors who have real-world experience. Many of our instructors are McCrone Associates staff members who solve tough particle identification problems on a daily basis.
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