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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Basic Practical Microscopy

Basic Practical Microscopy

Class Code
Subject Area
Microscopy and Trace
Class Description 

This one-week (38 hour) course will familiarize students with the microscopy equipment common to most modern crime labs. The course will enable students to select the most appropriate equipment and techniques and to make basic observations of the physical and optical properties of common evidential materials. This class will focus on the proper use and operation of the compound microscope. This course is intended for criminalists involved in microscopy and trace evidence work. Note: This class or its equivalent is a prerequisite for CCI courses on Hair, Fiber, and Advanced Microscopy classes. Each class is limited to 12 students.



Instructor William Schneck
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures, 35mm slides, video demonstrations, and practical workshops
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests
A prereading package may be assigned
Materials Fee
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.
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 695-1808, (916) 695-1800

Location Start Date
CCI-Los Angeles 01/07/19 08:00 AM

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If no classes are scheduled, you’ll be placed on a list that expresses your desire to attend this course.