Course Description

The Certificate of Packaging Science is a 12-course online program that teaches the materials, processes, and influences shaping the advancement of the industry. From design conception to production and end-of-life, learn how to speak the language of packaging and utilize it as a key-differentiator for you and your company. You will graduate with knowledge, tools, and skills to be an influential professional in the packaging field. Try this Demo Course to get a taste of the learning experience!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Why Packaging?

    • Bite Size is the Right Size

  • 2

    Course Teasers

    • Foundations of Packaging

    • Packaging Development Process

    • Paperboard Manufacturing

    • Corrugated Container Design Workflow

    • Paperboard Structural Design

    • Intro to Distribution

    • The Color Wheel

  • 3

    Let's Learn Together

    • The Certificate of Packaging Science

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.