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Registration Now Open For GEAPS/K-State Quality Management Systems Distance Ed Course

Date Posted: January 16, 2013

When you sign up for GEAPS 530: Quality Management Systems you can start working toward your credential in Grain Operations Management today.

GEAPS 530: Quality Management Systems introduces students to quality management systems as they are used in agricultural storage environments, and provides strategies for integrating these systems into standard operating procedures and normal business activities.

At end of this course, students will be able to do a basic process flow analysis of their operation, identify points where physical quality or economics are impacted, lay out a quality manual in the ISO 9001:2008 format and be able to write or assist employees in writing basic procedures and work instructions.

Students will learn how to organize information for a cost-benefit analysis of a quality management system, combine procedures-based business needs into the quality management system and organize data collected in routine operations for use in business improvement.

GEAPS 530: Quality Management Systems is one of six peer-reviewed distance education courses that make up the Grain Operations Management Credential.

The GEAPS/Kansas State Credentialing Program allows professionals in grain handling operations and related fields to advance their careers, improve their job skills and help their employers by earning formal credentials.

The program offers logical, structured ways to continue learning, and leads to real-world application, achievement and recognition.

Click here to learn more.

Two other popular courses are also offered in February.

GEAPS 542: Electrical Safety provides students with a basic understanding of electrical safety requirements for grain elevators and processing facilities.

GEAPS 554: Grain Elevator Equipment Maintenance I covers the proper and safe function, monitoring, adjustments, maintenance and repair of equipment used in everyday grain facility operations.

The courses run Feb. 11-March 15, and registration closes Feb. 5.

For more information about the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program or the courses, click here, or contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS:;; (952) 928-4640.

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