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Advanced Microscopy

Class Code: 
M205

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Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
Class Description: 
This one-week (40-hour) course will provide the students with advanced microscopy techniques such as Microchemical methods, Small Particle Techniques/ Identification and Microscopy of Polymers. This course is next in the series course after Basic Practical Microscopy (M101). Upon completion, students should be capable of utilizing advanced techniques in the analysis of materials using the optical microscope. This course will complement Hair, Fiber and Paint examination and identification courses taught at CCI. This course is intended for criminalists involved in microscopy and trace evidence work. Each class is limited to 12 students. This course is POST reimbursable Plan IV.
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures, video demonstrations, and practical workshops.
Objectives: 
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
Prerequisites: 
Practical Microscopy (M101) or its equivalent. The student is expected to be familiar with Microscope Alignment, Kohler Illumination and Polarizing techniques.
Preparation: 
A pre-reading package may be assigned.
Materials Fee: 
$35.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
Tuition: 
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

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Schedule of Classes:


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