GEAPS/K-State Announce 2020 Distance Education Schedule
The GEAPS/Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program will offer 33 courses in 2020. Every course required for the credentials in Grain Operations Management and Grain Processing Management will be available over the course of the year. Registration is currently open for each course.
Chris Blair, regional manager for NEW Cooperative, chairs GEAPS’ committee that oversees distance education. According to Blair, the schedule will appeal to a wide range of operations professionals. “Whether you are new to the industry, or just want to stay up-to-date on the latest safety practices, our online program has you covered ,” Blair said. “Courses are available on their own, or you can pursue all six courses to earn a credential.”
Courses consist of peer-reviewed online narrated PowerPoint presentations, assignments and quizzes. Each course is self-paced, allowing participants to proceed at their own rate over five weeks. Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members, and $965 for non-members. Registration for all courses is currently open on the program website.
Save Big with Blocks of Registrations
GEAPS offers a volume discount program to make training groups of employees more cost effective. The program allows you to save up to 20 percent on the member rate for courses by purchasing blocks of 10 or more courses at once. Blocks can be used to register any member of your company for courses, whether they are a GEAPS member or not.
2020 Course Schedule
Jan. 7 – Feb. 11
Registration closes Dec. 31
Feb. 18 – March 24
Registration closes Feb. 12, 2020
March 31 – May 5, 2020
Registration closes March 25, 2020
May 12 – June 16
Registration closes May 6, 2020
June 23 – July 28
Registration closes June 17
Aug. 4 – Sept. 8
Registration closes July 29
Sept. 15 – Oct. 20
Registration closes Sept. 9
Oct. 27 – Dec. 8
Registration closes Oct. 21
About the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program
GEAPS and Kansas State University provide online, peer-reviewed continuing education unit (CEU) qualified courses taught by grain industry leaders and faculty members. The program helps participants improve job skills and become more valuable to employers through exposure to issues, standards and best practices from across the industry. Courses combine GEAPS members’ vast on-the-job experience with K-State’s academic expertise. Lectures and coursework take place online, and can be completed at any time during the five-week session. In 2019, there are 33 courses available.
GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program at a Glance
- Over the past 12 years, over 6,000 registrants from 30 different nations have taken a GEAPS/K-State course
- Courses run for five weeks and consist of narrated PowerPoint lectures
- Students can complete coursework at their convenience
- Industry specialists peer-review all materials to ensure quality and relevance
- All courses provide the opportunity to network with faculty and other students
- Students who complete a course receive one continuing education unit (CEU) from Kansas State University and a certificate of completion
For more information on the 2020 schedule, group discounts or any of GEAPS’ training options, please contact the GEAPS office at (763) 999-4300.