GEAPS, KSU offer online grain handling courses

by Holly Demaree-Saddler
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. –The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) Distance Education Program is offering four online courses with a focus on grain and materials handling, address management basics and preventing explosions.

These online courses run from July 17 – Aug. 18, registration is currently open and closes July 10. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at KSU. Online registration and more information on courses are available on the GEAPS/KSU Distance Education Program website.

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations

Learn basic but comprehensive information about operations and handling procedures at grain facilities. This course is a great introduction for new hires or anyone in need of beginner-level training.

GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors

Managing and supervising grain facilities are increasingly complex jobs. Learn the main duties, from budgeting, accounting and insurance to maintenance, safety, regulatory compliance and effectively managing employees.

GEAPS 544: Preventing and Responding to Grain Dust Explosions

The most effective way to prevent grain-dust explosions is to understand in detail what causes them, and then take sustained action to factor down the risks.

GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I

The first in a three-part series, this course focuses on the properties and flow characteristics of grains and other dry bulk materials. Learn to determine various material characteristics and their effect on the selection and sizing of bins, spouting and screw conveyors.

GEAPS 500 and GEAPS 501 are both required for the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM), and GEAPS 550 is required for both the CGOM and the Credential in Grain Processing Management (CGPM). GEAPS 544 is required for the Specialist in Property and Casualty Risk Management, an extension of the Credential in Grain Operations Management.  Learn more about the credential program on the GEAPS website.

Tuition for GEAPS/KSU continuing education courses is $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. GEAPS also offers flexible group training options, including courses on-demand and volume discounts. For more information about the courses or to register, visit the GEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell or call 763.999.4300.

 

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