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Packaging Value Chain Certificates

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and you are encouraged to submit your materials as soon as possible.

If your application is approved, you are then able to enroll in any of the Packaging Value Chain Certificate Programs, or even individual courses offered through the packaging program (with Director approval).
However, the entire program must be completed in order to receive a Certificate.

Packaging Value Chain Certificates Application Details

  • Application Deadline
  • Prerequisites
  • Application Requirements
  • Certificate Costs

We accept applications throughout the academic year. The deadline is two weeks before the certificate or individual course begins.

See dates for course offerings here.

*Please note that program availability varies by state. Click here for more information.

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a related field is required to apply, or must be completed prior to the program start date.

A minimum GPA of 2.5, on a 4-point U.S.A. scale, in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units is required to apply.

Meeting the minimum may not be sufficient to obtain admission. The program is competitive and most successful applicants will have a GPA above 3.0.

Applicants must have completed at least one college level course in each of the following areas: physics, chemistry, calculus and statistics to be eligible to apply.

English Proficiency:
Applicants whose native language is not English must have taken TOEFL within the last two years with a minimum score of 550 (paper version) and 213 (computerized version) or 80 (internet based).

To apply, click HERE. There is no fee to apply to this program.

You will submit each of the required items listed below:

Statement of purpose: 
Summarize your career objectives, experience and reason for interest in this certificate program

A resume including education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications, if any, and memberships

Undergraduate transcript(s):
Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities are to be uploaded.

Registration fees for this program are $622.22 per unit. This does not include the cost of books or other expenses. Fees are estimates and are subject to change.

Admissions Deadlines


Admissions FAQs

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If you are ready to enhance your career by earning a professional certificate, you are encouraged to apply to one of Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Professional Certificate Programs in Packaging Value Chain.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with completing your application. You may use the contact form above, or email us at

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