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GEAPS, K-State Offers Four Online Classes This Spring

February 13, 2018

Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) in February. These online courses run from March 19 through April 20 and registration closes March 13.  Courses take place completely online, and can be competed at any time over the five weeks of the course.

GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design and Fan Operational Management

Participants will learn the purpose of grain aeration, system components and how to develop strategies for aeration system design and fan operational management. The course covers basic principles of designing and operating grain aeration systems to maintain grain quality during storage. 

GEAPS 540: Entry Level Safety

Lectures identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and emphasize the need to learn and follow company and facility safety and health policies. This course is a great resource for new grain industry workers, but also serves an excellent safety refresher for more experienced employees. 

GEAPS 546: Fighting Grain Bin Fires and Smolders

This all-new course discusses the main causes of fires and smolders in upright grain silos as well as ways to prevent and respond to emergencies. It will give you the tools to develop emergency action plans and interact with first responders.

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III

This course aims to introduce students to key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities.  It is recommended that participants complete GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I and GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II before taking this course.

GEAPS 521GEAPS 540 and GEAPS 552 count towards credentials from GEAPS and Kanas State University. For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website.

Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20 percent on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program, and lock in the price for three years.  For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell or call (763) 999-4300. 

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers. GEAPS’ global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,600 individual members from about 1,150 companies.

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