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GEAPS has developed a world-class distance education program in partnership with Kansas State University (K-State). Courses combine GEAPS members’ unparalleled on-the-job experience with K-State’s academic expertise to  teach you best practices and standards from across the industry. When you complete a course you earn one continuing education unit from the university and a certificate of completion.

Lectures and coursework are completely online and can be completed at your own pace when you have time over five weeks.  Courses provide structured learning modules and encourage you to interact with faculty and other students. Learn more about individual courses, including course schedules, syllabi and lecturers.

If your company is looking for an efficient way to train large groups of employees, company discounts include volume discounts and classes on-demand.

Courses cost $685 for GEAPS members and $895 for non-members.

Credentials in Grain Operations and Processing

The GEAPS/K-State program also provides career tracks where you can earn the industry’s only formal Credentials in Grain Operations Management and Grain Processing Management. You earn a credential by completing an organized series of six courses.

Specialist credentials are available in key areas of grain operations management. Courses are offered at regular intervals, so you can customize the path to a credential to fit your schedule. Learn more about the credential program.

Hands-On Training (HOT) Program

The hands-on training (hot) program emphasizes learning by doing. Participants will be taught how to safely operate and maintain common conveying equipment through demonstrations, practice and immediate feedback. Over the course of two and a half days, they will work directly on the following:

  • Bucket elevator
  • Distributers
  • Screw conveyors
  • Bin sweep
  • Chain conveyors
  • Belt conveyors

Learn more on the HOT website