Introduction to Packaging 101 Boot Camp

Course Description

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 101 BootCamp runs over 20 work days, with an investment of less than 20 minutes per day. With eight hours of educational content, activities, and cheat sheets, you'll exit with a solid foundation in packaging basics. Departments such as marketing, sales, procurement, legal, distribution, quality control, manufacturing and warehousing all have unique demands on the packaging. After taking this course, you will have the thought process required of a successful stakeholder in the packaging development process.

Student Testimonial

“This course is full of valuable information. Although there was a lot of information, the great variety of videos, slideshows, and text kept me engaged. The course has a clear layout which made it easy to locate the information. Sections were very short and easy to navigate which made it easy to stop and start while performing other duties at work. I would recommend this course!”

Latisha Redcross- Engineering Technician at Canon

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Disclaimer

    2. Navigation Tutorial

    3. Welcome to Packaging 101 Boot Camp!

    4. Introduction to Packaging 101 Boot Camp

    5. Packaging 101 Boot Camp Daily Agenda

    6. What is Packaging?

    7. Evolution of Packaging: Part 1

    8. Evolution of Packaging: Part 2

    9. Global Packaging Industry Overview

    10. Packaging Markets Overview

    11. Stakeholders in Packaging

    12. Careers in Packaging

    13. Packaging Development Process

    14. Sustainability

    15. Know Your Products First

    16. Packaging Applications

    17. There's More!

    1. Introduction to Wood

    2. Manufacturing Wood

    3. Wood Packaging Types

    4. Sustainable Wood Packaging

    5. Wood Design

    6. Wood Knowledge Check

    7. Want more time?

    1. Introduction to Paperboard

    2. Paperboard Packaging Industry Overview

    3. Manufacturing Paperboard

    4. Paperboard Packaging Types

    5. Sustainability in Paperboard

    6. Paperboard Design

    7. Paperboard Knowledge Check

    8. Want to know more?

    1. Introduction to Corrugated

    2. Corrugated Industry Overview

    3. Manufacturing Corrugated

    4. Corrugated Variants

    5. Corrugated Sustainability

    6. Customizing Corrugated for Your Application

    7. Corrugated Design

    8. Corrugated Knowledge Check

    9. Keep going!

    1. Glass Introduction

    2. Glass Industry Overview

    3. Manufacturing Glass

    4. Glass Packaging Types

    5. Glass Design

    6. Sustainability of Glass

    7. Glass Knowledge Check

    8. Grow that knowledge!

    1. Metal Introduction

    2. Metal Packaging Industry

    3. Manufacturing Metal

    4. Metal Packaging Types

    5. Sustainability of Metal

    6. Metal Design

    7. Metal Knowledge Check

    8. Learn about packaging design!

About this course

  • $179.00
  • 97 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

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.


  • The course includes a printable 182-page workbook designed to help you apply the course content and develop a better understanding of the materials so you can begin using your newfound knowledge right away. Completing the workbook will also help you build a customized packaging resource that you will be able to use long after the course has ended, so be sure to fill it with useful notes and information!

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    Greenville, SC 29601