Technical Certificate in Packaging

Core Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits Semester
VM 810 Intro to Food Safety & Prof Development Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
VM 811 Evolution and Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
VM 812 Food Safety Toxicology Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
VM 831 Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
FSC 810* International Food Laws & Regulations Description 3* Fall, Spring
FSC 811* U.S. Food Laws & Regulations Description 3* Fall, Spring
VM 830 Food Safety Research Methods Description 3 Fall, Summer
VM 815 Applied Project in Food Safety Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits Semester
PKG 801 Packaging Materials Description 4 Fall
PKG 803 Distribution & Dynamics Description 2 Spring
PKG 804 Packaging Processes Description 2 Spring
VM 814 Packaging for Food Safety Description 3 Summer
VM 840 Anti-Counterfeit Strategy & Product Protection Description 3 Summer

This certificate is designed for students without a degree in packaging however have the appropriate skills in math and science needed to complete most of the studies. Students must complete PKG 801, PKG 803, and PKG 804 plus VM 814 or VM 840.

Credit Summary:

21 core credits + 11 elective credits (must include either VM 814 or VM 840) = 32 credits