Microscope Service & Repair Training

Mixed-Class

2020 UPDATE

Advanced MS/R Class 2019
Advanced MS/R Class 2019

After 31 years of presenting both Basic and Advanced Workshops in Microscope Service & Repair, Rocky Mountain Microscope Institute recently completed its final set of Workshops.   We wish to thank all our past attendees for the opportunity to train and provide support.  Our Workshops for BioMeds and Instrumentation Specialists have been a privilege to present.  We wish all of you well and stand ready to assist with depot-level service and consultation as in the past.  We will be continuing to offer our objective lens service and repair as we have for the last 40+ years.  The formal instruction is what is being discontinued.  There will be opportunity for technicians and service agencies to purchase full tools sets as well as special tools used in the Workshops in the near future.  As well, our past attendees will have the opportunity to join our Microscope Service & Repair group on LinkedIn as another avenue to improve your quality of microscope service.

We wish to thank all of those who helped us conclude our training stint - personnel from Mayo, TriMedx, Barnes-Jewish, Providence, Honor Health, and the VA - a great group and a priviledge to have spent time with you all!

Workshop in Microscope Service/Repair
Description: An intensive, five-day course designed to provide participants with a sound foundation in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting techniques, and the repair of microscope systems. All workshops begin on Monday at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Who Should Attend: Those responsible for the maintenance and repair of microscope instrumentation. This course is useful for P.M. Technicians, BioMed Technicians, Service Agents, and those Laboratory Technicians who maintain their own instrumentation. We encourage course participants to provide a description of special areas of interest or particular problem areas so that we may tailor the course material to better meet individual needs.

Brief Course Outline:
Brief review of pertinent physics and vision
Survey of microscope configurations
Fundamentals of microscopy
Troubleshooting techniques
Tools, lubricants, cleaning agents, and protocols
P.M. techniques
Major service
Repair concepts
Ethical considerations

About RMMI: Rocky Mountain Microscope Institute is the instructional arm of RMMC and is currently equipped for eight complete stations for servicing microscopes. RMMI has a variety of microscopes available for troubleshooting and servicing; however, we encourage our participants to bring or ship and instrument requiring service/repair. This unique feature of RMMI allows our students the opportunity to help defray some of the workshop cost by servicing an instrument during the workshop. A commonly encountered system should be chosen for this application.

About the Instructors: Nicolas Berrong presents the workshop.  Nicolas is President of RMMC and brings to the course a background that blends over 49 years of technical instruction and consulting experience. Nicolas has been actively involved in microscope sales and service for over 45 years.  Brett Berrong assists with the “hands-on” portion of the Workshop.  He is the Vice President and Service Manager for RMMC and brings to the course a background of 33 years experience in technical service, installation, and consulting.

Workshop Location: The course is held within the facility of Rocky Mountain Microscope Corporation at 440 S. Link Lane, Fort Collins, Colorado.  Fort Collins is a northern Colorado community of 165,000, located conveniently an hour north of Denver via Interstate 25, or by the Groome Transportation service from Denver International Airport. (https://groometransportation.com/fort-collins/)  Groome Transportation pick up at Denver International Airport is On the East side of the Main Terminal, exit via door 513, follow the crosswalk to Island 3, turn to the right and wait next to the "Charters" sign.  We are also within one hour of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, and Cheyenne.  Fine winter skiing is within two hours of Fort Collins.  Numerous motels and fine restaurants are within a short distance.

Registration/Course Cost: Cost of the workshop is $2,600.00 and should be included with the registration form to ensure space reservation.  This cost provides for registration, five days of instruction, notebook, supplies, refreshment breaks, and five luncheons. Should two or more students from the same facility attend the same workshop, the cost is reduced to $2,400.00 per student.  Each workshop is currently limited to eight participants and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Accommodations: Upon request, information for nearby motels will be supplied.
Cancellations: The entire fee is refundable if cancellation is received up to thirty days prior to the workshop.  Cancellations received later than 30 days will be assessed a cancellation charge of $500.00.  Those not canceling and who do not attend receive no refund.

Workshops are subject to cancellation 30 days prior to course date, if minimum registration is not reached.  Registration at least 30 days before the workshop will help prevent cancellation.

Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive written confirmation from ROCKY MOUNTAIN MICROSCOPE CORPORATION.