Hooke College Information

The microscopy classrooms at Hooke College of Applied Sciences are equipped with the very latest microscopes and teaching equipment, including research grade polarized light, fluorescence, and biological microscopes, stereomicroscopes, scanning electron microscopes, FTIR units, and Raman instrumentation.

Students benefit greatly from the hands-on experience they receive while working with instructors who have real-world experience. Most of our instructors are McCrone Associates staff members who solve tough materials analysis problems on a daily basis.

Hooke College Highlights

  • State-of-the-art microscopy equipment and modern laboratory classrooms
  • Inviting learning environment
  • Just 20 minutes from both O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport
  • Conveniently located 20 miles west of downtown Chicago in Westmont, Illinois
  • Ample free parking

Hooke College of Applied Sciences
850 Pasquinelli Drive
Westmont Illinois 60559
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P:630-887-7100  |  F:630-887-7417

IACET Accreditation

Hooke College of Applied Sciences is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue IACET CEUs.

IACET is an internationally recognized organization for standards and authorization for continuing education and training. The organization’s mission is to promote and enhance quality in continuing education and training through research, education, and standard setting. IACET is a nonprofit organization established by the national task force on continuing education commissioned by the Bureau of Education (now the Department of Education) in 1968.

Many organizations offer some form of continuing education credit, but only the IACET CEU is held to the strict, research-based IACET Criteria and Guidelines for Continuing Education and Training. Only IACET Authorized Providers, who undergo a strict evaluation by continuing education peers, can award the IACET CEU. IACET Authorized Providers are required to re-apply and be reauthorized every five (5) years.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET’s care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction.

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Hooke College of Applied Sciences is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to operate as a Private Business and Vocational School in the State of Illinois.

View the HCAS Enrollment Agreement, Refund and Tuition Refund Schedule Information, and Policy for Addressing Student Complaints.