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GEAPS and Kansas State University produce top-quality distance education courses designed specifically for professionals in grain operations and related fields.

Operations

Registration opens next on Nov. 17 for the January 2015 courses. The courses run Jan. 5-Feb. 6. (The Spanish version of GEAPS 520 runs Jan. 12-Feb. 13.)

GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management
GEAPS 520: Quality Grain Management in Spanish
GEAPS 522: FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation
GEAPS 554: Grain Elevator Equipment Maintenance I
GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I

In the past seven years, more than 1,950 people from 30 different nations have taken a GEAPS/K-State course, and the feedback we've received has been universally positive. "The GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program is the leading source of education for grain industry employees globally," said Doug Forst, chairman of GEAPS' Distance Education Oversight Committee. "With new course offerings and access to our Credentialing Program, we will continue to expand the reach of this influential program to industry members around the world."

Processing

One processing course is open for registration. The course run Nov. 10-Dec.12.

IGP 530: Quality Control/Quality Assurance Practices in Flour Milling
Covers wheat classes and uses; milling process and impact on quality; flour quality characteristics analysis; mixing property analysis; dough analysis; sampling and online analysis; statistical process control; and process adjustments and flour additives.  Recommended for new millers, mill employees and engineers.

GEAPS also offers courses on demand.


About the Distance Education Program

All of the courses are planned and developed jointly by GEAPS and K-State, in conjunction with other partners on a course-by-course basis.

Courses usually consist of 10 hour-long lectures and typically run for five weeks. Enrollment for each course is limited to 60 students.

Everything online! All course materials are online for easy access, 24-7. Registrants will receive instructions via email on how to access course material on the K-State website and obtain a password shortly before the course begins. Courses consist of hour-long narrated slide lectures, quizzes and exercises, and run for five weeks. Registrants may complete the coursework on their own schedule within this five-week timeframe by logging into the course website. Registrants will not be able to gain access to course material until the course opens.

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The Cost

Course tuition, which covers all materials, is $625 for GEAPS members and $795 for non-members. Online registration opens shortly before the courses begin.

Volume Discounts

Registration discounts on GEAPS/K-State courses are now available to companies through coupon blocks. Volume discounts were developed in response to industry need for efficient options for training larger groups. Find out more about the volume discounts.

Continuing Education Credit

Students who complete a GEAPS distance education course receive one continuing education unit from Kansas State University, and a certificate of completion. (Only students who register and complete the work will receive the certificate and the CEU.) Some courses also count towards the GEAPS/K-State Credentialing Program.

Built for Convenience

Because the courses are available online, nobody has to travel. All students need is a computer and an internet connection. Course work must be completed within a specified time frame (typically five weeks) but students can do the work when it's most convenient for them, 24-7.

Quality and Structure

Students progress through the courses together in a structured, supervised program developed and peer-reviewed by many of the grain industry's top specialists. All of the class material is based on current industry practices and standards, and class participants can expect a strong dose of real-world expertise.

For Industry Pros, Internationally

Typically, students are grain industry professionals—people working to improve their job skills—for themselves and their employers. While most of the participants are from the U.S. and Canada, the GEAPS-K-State program also draws students from many other countries.

GEAPS understands the tremendous value of being able to network with others in the same profession, and all of our distance education courses encourage and enable interaction, with faculty members and with other students. While students don't have to interact with others, many find it to be one of the most useful components of the program.

For more information about the the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, contact Chuck House at GEAPS or Brandi Miller at Kansas State University.