Certificate of Packaging Science

Certificate of Packaging Science (CPS)

Ideal for professionals in the packaging or related industries seeking a comprehensive understanding of the packaging industry. With the flexibility of one-year access, this is an excellent choice for salespeople, packaging engineers, marketing leads, operations personnel, and procurement professionals looking to gain valuable insights.

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What is CPS?

Executive-level education done at your own pace.

The Certificate of Packaging Science offers a comprehensive program consisting of 12 courses that cover all major aspects of packaging materials, processes, and design. With 24/7 access for one year, you can learn at your preferred pace. Our committed student services team is readily available to support you with any inquiries or issues throughout the duration of the certificate.

Certificate Hours
Certificate Courses
CEU Credits
24/7 Online Access
Application Required
12 Months to Complete

Raise Your Packaging IQ

Empower your employees (or yourself) with the essential tools for success in the packaging profession, providing 24/7 access to review relevant content on-demand. Set your employees up for success, supporting their career advancement, and utilize this program for effective onboarding and retention strategies.

How does it work?

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Enroll at your convenience and enjoy uninterrupted 24/7 access for a full 12 months, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience. If you have any contact with the packaging process, our program will raise your packaging IQ.
Students who enroll in the Certificate of Packaging Science now have their choice of any elective to add to their curriculum at no extra charge. If you’re interested in design checkout our SolidWorks – Basics course, if you have an interest in the business side of things, maybe Project Management Essentials is right for you! You will be able to indicate which elective you’d like to add in your application. If you’re not sure yet, you can choose to add your elective at a later date.
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Where do I start?

Future Proof Your Skills

To start your journey, please fill out the short application form and submit your $25 application fee. If you have any inquiries, a counselor is available to schedule a call with you to address all your questions and concerns. Click below to get started.
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24/7 Online Access
Application Required
12 Months to Complete
Become a packaging professional, or deepen your mastery of the industry. Learn the science, technology, art, language, math, and business of packaging at your own pace.

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What do your peers say?

We have worked with tens of thousands of amazing people.

“The CMPM is a great program for both up-and-coming professionals curious to know more about packaging engineering as well as seasoned packaging professionals who are looking to do deeper dives and obtain additional knowledge; very fun, useful and engaging overall!”

Mario Barrios
Senior Packaging Engineer, Colgate-Palmolive Company

“At this point in my career, I was searching for an educational opportunity with the most comprehensive, data driven, and practical program and the CMPM offered that in droves. I was able to use my background to traverse other packaging disciplines and learn all new platforms I had interacted with but never had the chance to dive in. I recommend this program whether you’re just starting in packaging or even with several years under your belt.”

Adam Moffitt
Business Development Manager, UPM Raflatac

“The CMPM program offers valuable insights into the latest packaging trends and processes. It also provides an excellent framework for project management. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in taking their packaging knowledge to the next level to take this course.”

Clay Mitchell
Category Manager, American Paper and Twine

“This program met my expectations. In this program we are learning more in-depth compared to what we could learn in school and at a much more accelerated pace. For the price and going through the program, this program met my objective.”

Gavan Singh
Packaging Eng and Logistic Coordinator Draexlmaier

“I loved the fact that the CMPM program was an interactive online series that inspired my creativity and enabled my ability to use new tools to take back to Nissan North America, Inc. It allowed me to implement an effective and efficient packaging process to help not only me, but my colleagues in their everyday performance on the job.”

Lauren McDonald
Packaging Specialist, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

“Although I am currently in the corrugated industry this course gave me a great refresher on developing packaging for our current customers and new prospects. Very detailed and insightful into the “why” of consumer buying decisions. I use the framework for the project development plan daily and have asked my team of Account Managers and Designers to focus on key elements of the plan, specifically the needs analysis and market research portions.”

Chris Marsh
Regional Sales Manager, Jamestown Container Corporation

“The CMPM is a very complete and inspiring program, its content has contributed to reinforce my knowledge in key areas such as materials, production processes, and supply chain. This allowed me to keep growing as a packaging professional and will further contribute to strengthen my value proposition and packaging solutions to my customers.”

Carolina Aristizábal Molina
Packaging Engineer, Smurfit Kappa

“The CMPM was a constructive overview of all things packaging! The coursework provided was informational and applicable to everyday practices within our organization; laying the groundwork for what it takes to launch a package.”

Garrett Patrick
Packaging Engineer, Gorilla Glue

“The CMPM program exceeded my expectations regarding packaging machine systems, sustainability, and point of purchase strategies, through a complete and holistic approach to the different aspects of packaging.”

Rebeca Granados Andrade
Experience Centre Manager, Smurfit Kappa México
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Our company headquarters are located in Greenville, SC. Please reach out to us at 864-412-5000 or info@packagingschool.com.

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