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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.


The September courses are now open for registration. The courses run Sept. 2-Oct.3.

GEAPS 524: Grain Drying
Covers basic principles of grain drying, with strategies for improving energy efficiency. Recommended for anyone from facility operators to dryer manufacturers and sales staff. CE: Specialist in Grain Quality Management

GEAPS 540: Safety Management for Grain Facilities
Provides fundamental safety techniques to help minimize the most significant work safety and health risks. Designed for operations management staff and those responsible for safety and health training. CE: Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM)

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III
Introduces key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities. Management, operations and maintenance staff will find this course useful. CE: Specialist Credential in Grain Handling Equipment Management

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."


One processing course is open for registration. The course run Sept. 8-Oct.10.

IGP 520: Grain Receiving, Cleaning and Conditioning
Covers principles of receiving, cleaning and conditioning grains prior to processing. Recommended for flour mill operatives, millers, lab staff and new mill employees.

GEAPS also recently announced plans to offer 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.