Kansas State offering online grain science minors

Kansas State offering online grain science minors

KANSAS State University is now offering bakery science and management, feed science and management and grain handling operations as stand-alone minors through distance education.

The stand-alone minors are not only available to current Kansas State undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students but also to graduates of other accredited four-year universities who need educational instruction in grain science disciplines.

"We have been approached by industry companies, associations and trade groups about making these minors available to non-Kansas State graduates so that hires without a grain-based background may learn basic information to help them better understand the industry in which they are working while also allowing employees to get college credit for a minor," Kansas State grain science instructor Huseyin Dogan said.

The grain industry as a whole is experiencing a shortage of employees with an adequate skill set or experience, so allowing individuals to earn these stand-alone minors will help increase the number of educated professionals in the grain science industry, Dogan said.

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