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Course Catalog

We offer a holistic perspective and elevate your understanding of what’s possible through packaging – our efficient and effective online education is the key to your next move.

Core Courses

Not ready for our Certificate of Packaging Science? Try one of these. If you don’t know where to start, PACKAGING 101 BOOTCAMP is a must.

Packaging 101 Bootcamp (New to packaging? Start Here!)

This Boot Camp will serve as an introduction to the packaging industry and provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to get you up to speed.

Packaging Foundations

The Foundations of Packaging is a self-paced, online course that provides an essential introduction to the art, science and business of packaging.

Paperboard Cartons

The paper segment of the global containers and packaging market is the most lucrative, boasting a 40% market share of revenue.

Corrugated Containers

Corrugated board is a highly customizable substrate and the knowledge to use it well can be greatly advantageous for your company in terms of saving waste and money.

Glass & Metal Packaging

2 for the price of one – this course includes lessons, quizzes, and exams in both glass and metal packaging.

Polymers in Packaging

Polymers play a big role in packaging. To be a proficient and well-rounded packaging professional, you need to be comfortable with polymers.

Package Printing

This course will overview the different printing methods such as flexography, lithography, gravure, screen printing, and digital printing.

Packaging Machinery

This course focuses on how machinery is used in the packaging industry to produce high volumes of quality packages.

Packaging Distribution

Getting products from the point of manufacture to the customer safely is a serious task.

Packaging Regulations

In this course, we map out the major regulatory agencies such as FDA, EPA, USDA, CFR, ASTM, and ISO.

Packaging Design Workflow

In this course, we are going to review design terminology, highlight important design theories, such as typography, color, imagery and materials.

Sustainable Packaging

Are you looking for ways to make more sustainable decisions in your packaging line?

Elective Courses

Add to your expanding packaging knowledge with these elective courses.

Sonoco Temperature Assurance Packaging Fundamentals

Developed by Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC-Labs in partnership with The Packaging School, Dr. R. Andrew Hurley, Assistant Professor of Packaging Science at Clemson University, and an advisory panel of pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, logistics providers, and industry experts.

(New!) Diecutting Academy: Diecutting 101

Diecutting can be compared to a cookie cutter. While the basic process is similar—both use sharp, shaped blades to cut a material against an anvil—die cutting is naturally more involved.

(New!) Pack Design Camp

Pack Design Camp, taught by industry leaders, provides eager high school students the chance to walk in the footsteps of a packaging designer.

Human Factors In Packaging Design

The average grocery store has 39,500 products and the average super center has 120,000.

Solidworks For Packaging | Basic

This is a university-structured course centered around using Solidworks to develop packaging systems.

Project Management Essentials

Often times packaging projects do not move along as we plan. Sometimes projects even fail completely.

Cannabis Packaging

Contrary to popular stereotypes, the cannabis industry is comprised of highly educated professionals specializing in accounting, advocacy, agriculture, compliance, customer service, sales, technology, packaging, and more.

Pressure Sensitive Labels 101 (with UPM Raflatac)

Pressure sensitive labels play an essential role in the packaging value chain – they enable your brand to stand out among the competition on the shelf and convey vital, sometimes lifesaving information.

Bioplastics For Packaging (with Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni)

Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni is the founder and President of KoolEarth Solutions Inc., a technical consulting and business development company.

Liquid Filling Machinery (with John Henry)

This course on liquid filling covers the basics to the latest in technology, volumetric filling, level filling, carbonated beverage filling, and more.

PTI Online Academy Collection

We partner with Plastic Technologies, Inc. (Holland, OH) to help packaging and plastics professionals enhance their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) knowledge via an innovative, online educational platform.

Packaging Sales Bootcamp

Great sales people aren’t born. They’re trained. Get on the fast track to sales success. Land more new customers and provide better ideas to current customers.

Free Courses

Packaging knowledge ready to be consumed at no cost to you – FREE

Augmented Reality For Packaging

Augmented reality offers enormous untapped potential for brands to revolutionize their packaging and the way they connect and engage with the consumers of today.

Luxe|Pack Exclusive Collection

In 2017, The Packaging School visited LUXE PACK NEW YORK, the only premier luxury packaging tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated to creative packaging.

BMW Distribution Testing

The Packaging School in partnership with BMW and Clemson’s Distribution Testing Lab brings you this overview of the required ISTA, ASTM, and DIN ship-tests for BMW’s new protocol.

Plastic Folding Cartons

Though a small subset of the folding carton market, we help you with the why and the when of using plastic folding cartons for your packaging needs.

Beverage Courses

A partnership between The Packaging School and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).
Packaging School | ISBT

Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

Every organization in the beverage industry needs to have trained personnel with the knowledge of beverage fundamentals, industry best practices, technical standards and current technology.

Sanitation For Fountain Beverages

No doubt, this topic is a critical one for the beverage industry. Cleaning and sanitizing fountain beverage systems has always been a necessity, but maybe not a priority.

Beverage Ingredients Course

Every organization in the beverage industry needs to have trained personnel with the knowledge of beverage fundamentals, industry best practices, technical guidelines, and current technology.

Beverage Gases

Argon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen—gases in the air surrounding us—are colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating.

Introduction to Microbiology

If you work in the field of microbiology, these topics will be old hat. But for those of us who are relying strictly on high school biology, we might need a refresher.

(New) Sweetener Course

Sweeteners are one of the most important ingredients in a beverage. And they can also be the most controversial ingredient in a beverage.

(New) Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology

Meeting specifications for water is an essential process for beverages.

Complete Gas Bundle

The course benefits individuals who use beverage gases to create products.

(New) PET: Resin, Preform and Bottle Technology

If you are responsible for purchasing, running PET filling lines, quality or packaging development, then this is your course.

Automotive Courses

Learn the ins and outs of vehicle OEMs, Supplier tiers, packaging, and service providers

(New!) Automotive Packaging Certificate

The first and only 100% online academic program that will enable you to develop the professional skill set you need to be successful in the automotive packaging field.

Hazmat Packaging Certificate Courses

This program offers a deep dive into HAZMAT training specifically for automotive applications.