CERTIFICATE OF MASTERY IN PACKAGING MANAGEMENT (CMPM) &
CERTIFICATE OF PACKAGING SCIENCE (CPS)
|COMPARISON||Certificate of |
Mastery of Packaging Management
|Certificate of |
|HOSTED BY||Clemson University's Center for Corporate Learning||The Packaging School|
|TIMELINE||3 months asynchronous |
with PhD instructor coaching and review
|Up to 12 months asynchronous|
|CREDITS||80 hours (8 credits)||60 hours (6 credits)|
|INSTRUCTOR ACCESS||PhD led, feedback, coaching, oversight, |
and weekly office hours
|PACING||Weekly instructor reviewed assignments |
and up to 10 hours of instruction
|Completing one course a month is recommended|
|POLYMERS IN PACKAGING||✓||✓|
|PACKAGING DESIGN WORKFLOW||✓||✓|
|PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROJECT||✓|
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is the difference between the Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management and the Certificate of Packaging Science?
The Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management is an online, interactive teaching series that guides organization leaders through a process of designing effective packaging systems. The teachings enable students to realize their creativity, actualize cost-savings for their company, and develop complete packaging systems. Throughout the business quarter, students complete ten online courses and a packaging development plan, which applies the teachings of the courses to a current work project. The lessons within each course are on-demand, which means students can log in and learn at the time that best suits their schedule. This program has 80 hours of content, 10 courses, and 8 CEUs (continuing education units). The cost is $7,000, since it is instructor-led, but payment plans are available.
The Certificate of Packaging Science is a one-year, online program that teaches the materials, processes, and influences shaping the advancement of the industry. From design conception to production to end-of-life, students will learn how to speak the language of packaging and utilize it as a key differentiator for them and their company. This program has 60 hours of content, 12 courses, and 6 CEUs. The cost is $3,999 or $349/month for 12 monthly payments.