GEAPS/K-State Offer First July Courses: Courses Cover Introduction to Operations and Grain Entrapment

MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2016 – Registration is now open for two grain handling operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program.  These online courses run from July 18 – Aug. 19, and registration closes Wednesday, July 13. It is the first time GEAPS and K-State have offered courses in July. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at K-State. Online registration and more information on individual courses are available on the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program website.

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Handling Operations
This course offers an introduction to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain handling facilities with an emphasis on safety. This course allows new employees to gain valuable insight into the industry. It also helps seasoned employees enhance their skills.

GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue
Participants learn how to identify problem areas, perform preventative maintenance and use equipment and systems to prevent entrapment. Lectures address government regulations, grain unloading and reclaiming, grain bin safety equipment and emergency preparedness.

GEAPS 500 is one of six courses required for the Credential in Grain Operations Management from GEAPS and K-State, while GEAPS 545 is required for a Specialist Credential in Property and Casualty Risk Management. Learn more about the credential program on the GEAPS website.

Tuition for GEAPS/K-State continuing education courses is $670 for GEAPS members and $850 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.