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GEAPS Offers Operations, Management & Maintenance Courses

Registration is now open for four online courses in January

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Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) in January. These online courses run from Jan. 12 through Feb. 16. Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Each course takes roughly 10 hours to complete.

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Handling Operations

This course offers an introduction to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain handling facilities with an emphasis on safety. This course allows new employees and non-operations staff to gain valuable insight into the industry.

GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors
This course provides an extensive overview of the main duties, responsibilities and expectations of grain operations supervisors and managers. It explains essential duties, topics and roles supervisors and managers need to understand and why they are important.

GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I

This course is the first in a three-part series and focuses on the properties and flow characteristics of grains and other dry bulk materials. Participants will be able to determine various material characteristics and their effect on the selection and sizing of bins, spouting and screw conveyors.

GEAPS 554: Grain Elevator Equipment Maintenance

Learn preventive maintenance techniques, where to look for problems and how to safely fix equipment used in everyday grain facilities operations. The course covers methodology and different types of equipment.

All four courses count towards credentials from GEAPS . For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website. For more information about the courses visit the GEAPS website, contact Melissa Fergusson or call (763) 999-4300.

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