GEAPS/K-State Release Distance Education Schedule for 2017

November 21, 2016

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GEAPS/K-State Release Distance Education Schedule for 2017
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The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) announced their 2017 distance education program schedule Monday, highlighting the 33 courses offered in the coming year for grain industry professionals.

Two new courses will be introduced next year, GEAPS 456: Controlling Grain Bin Fires and Smolders in October and GEAPS 610: Interpretation of Flow Process Diagrams in July, bringing the total number of classes offered to 27.

The educational offerings are intended to provide grain industry professions with skill advancement opportunities and expose industry stakeholders to issues, standards, and best practices.

According to the head of GEAPS’ distance education efforts, Doug Frost of CMC Industrial Electronics, a priority of the courses is enabling grain industry members to earn new credentials.

“The industry has found our credentialing program to be a tremendous value,” said Frost in a statement. “We have heard from a number of companies that either use our program as a formal training regimen, or use our courses to supplement their existing training options. We have seen increased use of our value discount program as more and more companies use our courses to train employees.”

More than 4,000 registrants from 30 countries have taken part in coursework through the program since its inception in 2005, according to GEAPS. 77 grain handling and processing professionals have earned 132 credentials through the GEAPS/K-State continuing education program.

Courses are priced at $670 for GEAPS members and $850 for non-members, and volume discounts are available for companies looking to send multiple employees to courses. Registration for January classes opens on Nov. 22.

For more information, visit the GEAPS/K-State distance education website.

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