ONLINE COURSE CATALOG
CERTIFICATE OF PACKAGING SCIENCE
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.
We’ve collaborated with subject matter experts and state-of-the-art facilities so you’ll understand the unique roles of Tier 1s, OEMs, and packaging suppliers.
The average grocery store has 39,500 products and the average super center has 120,000. How can you disrupt the shelf and stand out from the rest? The answer is knowing and utilizing human factors, also known as ergonomics. No matter our culture, our language, our color, or our gender – human factors are the psychological and sociological ways that we are all hard wired. How we perceive. How we think. How we’re attracted. How we act. LEARN MORE
This is a university-structured course centered around using Solidworks to develop packaging systems. The objective of this course is to bring practice and application to the fundamentals tools of Solidworks, within the context of packaging. Access to Solidworks software is not included in this course – students are expected to have an active license to the software. LEARN MORE
Often times packaging projects do not move along as we plan. Sometimes projects even fail completely. Many projects that fail do so because of poor project management strategy or lack of strategy altogether. The benefits of project management serve everyone involved in the packaging development process: the manager who oversees the project, the client who anxiously awaits the completed project, and the production team that get the project up and running. Project management isn’t rocket science, yet it often gets dressed up that way. In reality, project management is just a set of tools – a roadmap if you will, that enables managers to guide a project from point A to point B in a way that demonstrates efficiency, cost-savings and plain ‘ol ingenuity. We live in a world where change, and the rate of change, is constantly increasing. In order to survive and prosper, organizations need to continually modify their products and services. And packaging projects are the means by which innovations are delivered. LEARN MORE
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. With medical cannabis now legal in more than half of the U.S. and recreational cannabis use legal in ten states (and counting), cannabis companies are scrambling to fill a rush of new jobs in the industry — an estimated 340,000 of them nationwide by 2020. This course will discuss the types of products being derived from cannabis sativa, from the traditional flower to processed products. We’ll talk about methods of packaging as well as suppliers and stakeholders in the packaging industry that work with cannabis brands. This is important, as there are many supply chain and transport obstacles to overcome for emerging cannabis brands and suppliers in this developing Consumer Packaged Goods category. LEARN MORE
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. How much do you really know about the innovative technology that goes into developing these labels? By taking Pressure Sensitive Labels 101, you will learn first-hand the essentials of the world’s leading label type. Developed and taught by UPM Raflatac’s world-renowned experts, the Pressure Sensitive Labels 101 course includes an overview of the global pressure sensitive labels market, decoration technologies and market share, label construction, press converting, end use application, performance testing and so much more. Once you complete the course at your own pace, you will be equipped with the expertise and recognition to grow your business through operational efficiency, brand impact and sales.
This course on liquid filling covers the basics to the latest in technology, volumetric filling, level filling, carbonated beverage filling, and more.
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.
The industry’s first Temperature Assurance Packaging (TAP) Certification Program 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. This program provides two levels of certification courses.
Augmented reality offers enormous untapped potential for brands to revolutionize their packaging and the way they connect and engage with the consumers of today. Packaging is powerful and in this short course, you’ll be exposed to more than 20 AR examples on the shelf right now. You’ll also be introduced to our Packaging AR Development storyboard where we’ll walk you through how to develop your own packaging AR experience. Finally, you get a snapshot of how you can leverage AR in ways that attract and retain shopper attention – and deepen the relationship between your brand – your product – and your consumer through packaging. LEARN MORE
In 2017, The Packaging School visited LUXE PACK NEW YORK, the only premier luxury packaging tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated to creative packaging.
LUXE PACK NEW YORK is restricted to industry professionals, but we were given exclusive permission to create this video collection where you will hear from subject matter experts in the beauty, fashion & accessories, personal care, wine & spirits, gourmet food, consumer goods markets and more.
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. Instructed by Dr. Gregory Batt, Director of the Sonoco Transport Package Testing Laboratory. LEARN MORE
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. As the premier technical beverage industry society, ISBT is in the unique position to offer you the very best in professional development and training solutions.
The ISBT Beverage Institute® is designed to provide an important resource for the global community of beverage professionals. The sessions, given by experienced beverage professionals, provide overviews as well as in-depth discussions on key topics in the art and science of beverage production.
Public Price: $399
ISBT Member Price: $299
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. And the consequences for not following proper sanitation protocols affect not only beverage quality and taste, but also the health of the consumer. Our course will give you information about sanitizing solutions, beverage dispenser cleaning, ice container cleaning, flushing syrup lines—all the current processes you need to keep your beverage systems clean.
As the premier technical beverage industry society, ISBT is in the unique position to offer you the very best in professional development and training solutions. The knowledge you gain from this course will immediately help you establish best practices for your fountain beverage equipment.
ISBT Member Price: $79
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. As the premier technical beverage industry society, ISBT® is in the unique position to offer you the very best in professional development and training solutions.
In order to supply beverages, we must have ingredients. Without them, a beverage cannot exist. There are different types of beverages, and, naturally, these different types have different ingredients. This Beverage Ingredients course offers a deep dive into understanding the principles of the chemistry, manufacturing, quality guidelines, and applications of the most common ingredients in beverages we consume.
Modules are for individual sale or bundled together.
Public Price: $90/module | ISBT Member Price: $70/module
Public Price: $900/bundle| ISBT Member Price: $800/bundle
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Argon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen—gases in the air surrounding us—are colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating. And used in a wide variety of markets and applications within the food and beverage industry. We’ve created this course to give you an understanding of their history, properties, purity requirements, hazards, safety precautions, and more. You’ll be given equipment maintenance recommendations and get a look at ISBT’s Beverage Grade Nitrogen Quality Guideline.
As the premier technical beverage industry society, ISBT is in the unique position to offer you the very best in professional development and training solutions. You’ll walk away from this course with knowledge you can begin using today.
Public Price: $99
ISBT Member Price: $79
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. And this course is just that. An overview of the broad topic of microbiology and how it plays into the food and beverage industry. Microbiology is the study of small living things called microbes or microorganisms—things so small they must be viewed with a microscope. Just don’t let their size fool you. They can be either extremely beneficial or extremely detrimental to the beverage making process.
Besides an overview, we’ll cover the various types of microbes including yeasts, molds, and bacteria. We’ll learn which ones are of concern to beverages and foods and the available microbial control strategies to combat their growth or spread. Anyone training as a member of an HACCP team, starting in a new position with microbiology and food safety responsibilities, or needing a prerequisite for more advanced training down the road will benefit from this course.
Public Price: $99
ISBT Member Price: $79