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, FT-IR 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.
- 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
- Hotel agreements
- Facility rentals available
Hooke College of Applied Sciences
850 Pasquinelli Drive
Westmont Illinois 60559
P: 630-887-7100 | F: 630-887-7417
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.
Hooke College of Applied Sciences is seeking Authority to Operate by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). For more information on IBHE approval, you may contact Private Business and Vocational Schools Division, Illinois Board of Higher Education, at 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333 Springfield, IL 32701-1377 at (217) 782-2551; general information website.
The Oak Brook Hills Hilton, DoubleTree Oak Brook, Chicago Club Inn & Suites, and Best Western offer students and guests discounted rates upon request.
Oak Brook Hills Hilton
3500 Midweest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
P: (630) 850-5555
F: (630) 323-1516
Reserve a Room (Use link for preferred rate)
The Oak Brook Hills Hilton is just a few miles away from Oakbrook Center featuring 160 upscale stores, dining and entertainment. Dozens of well-known restaurants and casual eateries are nearby and convenient to guests wishing to venture out for the evening.
Hotel rate is based on availability. Amenities Include: Free shuttle, smoke-free hotel with on-site full-service business center, indoor and outdoor pools and sauna, fitness center, tennis courts, billiard room & game room, restaurant, café, grill and lobby bar, and complimentary breakfast buffet.
The free shuttle will transport students between the hotel and class (based on availability). We encourage you to reserve the shuttle as soon as possible.
DoubleTree by Hilton
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
P: (630) 472-6000
Reserve a Room (Use link for preferred rate)
The DoubleTree by Hilton is conveniently located between downtown Chicago and the sprawling suburbs. Walking distance from the Oakbrook Center featuring 160 upscale stores, dining and entertainment. Whether you are in town for business or leisure, our hotel near Chicago has it all. Unparalleled service, comfort, and amenities await you.
Amenities – Complimentary shuttle within a five mile radius of hotel (based on availability). Smoke-free hotel with on-site full-service business center, indoor pool, state of the art fitness center. Choice of two dining locations, our Atrium Café and Fox’s Sports Bar. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet in our Atrium Café. The free shuttle will transport students between the hotel and class. We encourage you to reserve the shuttle as soon as possible.
When making reservation please reference Hooke College.
If you are not renting a vehicle, do not hail a taxi outside the airport. We suggest that once you have arrived at the airport (either O’Hare or Midway), contact 303 TAXI or AMERICAN TAXI by phone to ensure you are provided with reliable professional transportation.
Go to the lower level near baggage claim, call 630-303-0303, and provide your destination— Westmont, IL and The McCrone Group’s corporate account number (6308877100) for applicable discounts. You will then be directed to wait in a designated area for a 303 TAXI with a specific taxi number on it. The wait should be 5-15 minutes. To make your trip to our facility or your hotel easier, you may want to print out a copy of the directions to your hotel to properly instruct the taxi driver.
Go to the lower level near baggage claim and locate the AMERICAN TAXI telephones on the wall (a representative at any service counter can direct you) or call 630-920-9480 (this is an automated service). An operator will ask you for your destination, the number of passengers in your party, and other information. You will then be directed to wait in a designated area for an AMERICAN TAXI with a specific taxi number on it. The wait should be 5-15 minutes. To make your trip to our facility or your hotel easier, you may want to print out a copy of the directions to your hotel to properly instruct the taxi driver.
In addition to offering many of its own courses, seminars, and lectures, Hooke College of Applied Sciences also offers its facilities for rent to outside organizations.
Perfect for meetings, large lectures and seminars, training, and award ceremonies, the auditorium has a seating capacity of 141 and offers an attractive stage area. The auditorium was constructed to have an intimate feel and a range of modern amenities.
- State-of-the-art audio/visual system
- Digital control enabled podium
- Three projectors (side-by-side display available)
- Document camera
- Video and audio conference systems, microphones
- Wireless Internet service throughout the auditorium and the entire facility
The auditorium is adjacent to an atrium, which is suitable for pre- and post-event gathering, and a 70-seat cafe is also available for rent with catered food service.
Class & Meeting Rooms
A number of smaller rooms that can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 40 people and be configured for multiple purposes.