The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University’s Distance Education Program are offering three online courses running from May 23 to June 24 on grain handling operations.
The courses are open to non-GEAPS members, as well as those who are not registered students at K-State. Registration closes on May 17. The courses offered include:
GEAPS 506: The Grain Industry in Canada – Climate, Crops and People
This all-new course offers a broad and comprehensive view of Canada’s multifaceted and historic grain industry. It should be a valuable resource for anyone who does business in or with Canada, or is a major player in the global grain economy. Participants will gain a better understanding of the influence of Canada’s climate and population, crop production, marketing, regulatory regimens, grading, cleaning and drying, quality control, rail transportation, domestic use, and grain exports.
GEAPS 511: Grain Facilities Planning and Design II
This advanced course was completely updated in 2015 with seven new instructors and all-new content that reflects current industry standards and best practices. It provides a practical, real-world foundation for operations professionals responsible for helping plan and design grain facilities. Lectures cover site selection, rail planning, safety, security, roofing, storage, and other considerations. Some lectures revisit topics from GEAPS 510: Facilities Planning and Design I in more depth.
GEAPS 542: Electrical Safety for Grain and Processing Facilities
This course provides a basic understanding of electrical safety requirements for grain elevators and processing facilities. It will help participants understand general electrical standards in grain facilities, including the requirements for electric motors and lighting, safety standards and why standards exist. This course will also teach students how to perform an audit, how to identify the classifications in a facility, and how to hire qualified electrical contractors.
For those who have earned a Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM), GEAPS 542 is one of four required courses to earn a Specialist Credential in Property and Risk Management.
The GEAPS/K-State courses cost $670 for GEAPS members and $850 for non-GEAPS members. Volume discounts and on-demand course options are available.