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Registration Open For GEAPS/K-State Introduction to Grain Operations and Other Distance Ed Courses

Date Posted: April 4, 2013

Sign up for GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations and start working toward your Credential in Grain Operations Management today.

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations is a new course that introduces participants to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain handling facilities.

Stressing safety, it focuses on how grain moves through a facility; main elevator types; components and equipment; grain receiving procedures; sampling, testing and grading; binning; housekeeping and maintenance; fumigation; outbound procedures; and other fundamental grain facility functions.

It provides basic yet comprehensive information about operations and handling procedures at grain facilities.

The course is recommended for recently-hired operations staff, non-operations staffers who need to learn more about storage and handling procedures, front-line supervisors with responsibilities for training, students, interns, and other people considering jobs or careers in grain operations.

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations is one of six peer-reviewed distance education courses that make up the Credential in Grain Operations Management.

The GEAPS/K-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.

Two other courses are also offered in April: GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design covers the design and operation of aeration systems for dry grain storage structures, and GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I is the first in a three-course series covering the properties and flow characteristics of grains and other dry bulk materials.

Participation in these two classes counts towards the completion of a GEAPS/K-State Credential.

Click here to learn more.

The courses run April 22-May 24.

Registration for all three courses closes April 16.

Enrollment for each course is limited to 60 students.

To register or get complete information on these distance education courses, click here, or contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS:;; (952) 928-4640.

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