Student Feedback

Some Student Feedback and Evaluations of our Courses

 

CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012Have attended classes at GCCC prior to this class and I leaned a lot there, but I must say that the bar has been raised after attending this week’s class at GCAP.  The instructors are very knowledgeable and the quality and amount of equipment, and the facility very impressive.  I would definitely recommend to others.  The quality of the presentations and the equipment was excellent.  Instructors were very knowledgeable and open their presentations.
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012Hands on.  Safety Info.  Top of the line! Great Instructions and good flow of the classJim France @ Refrigeration Systems Co
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012GCAP is a top notch training facility with knowledgeable instructors who are willing to take the extra step to help with your specific needs.  The facility is well equipped to teach you weather its in the classroom or hands on in the labs.John Thomas @ Danfoss
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012Working as a team during the lab exercise’s.  Understanding of CO2 in a refrigeration cycles.  Great Class! Great Staff!Michael Stevens @ Ryder
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012Well done or should I say, very well done.  Thanks a lot.  Enjoyed the hands on and the ability to “play with the system”Daniel Sniatowski @ Danfoss
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012The hands on lab experience, and a lot of new information and industry insight the instructors have.  The actual starting of a newly installed system and some of the diagrams made it easier to understand to flow of the system.
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012Hands on training with the system.  I learned some new concepts along with a different perspective of viewing systems.  I would like to return for additional classes.Jae Chon @ Danfoss
CO2 Technician: August 20-23, 2012Very complete information of the subject.  The level of the instructors, equipment, and staff was excellent.

 

 

Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012Attended Lanier in Georgia for Operator I.  This class is much better and informational.  Enjoyed the instructors.Curtis Bass @ Schreiber
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012Hands On.  Figured out why we run what we do at the plant.
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012Best school EVER and the instructors are top notch!Tyler J. Beck @ Utah Olympic Park
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012Having the ability to ask dumb questions but getting involved answers with a smile.  These guys can teach old dogs new tricks.Al Powell @ Gerber
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012The willingness of the instructor to break something down into plain English.  I enjoyed the hands on. You guys rock.David J McElroy Jr @ Milnot
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012Tyler was very helpful and informative.  Also very well prepared
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012Refresher on things I knew and learned new stuff.  Learning about DX systems.Bruce Bredthauer @ Millard
Ammonia Operator II: August 20 – 23, 2012A lot of information. Tyler did an excellent job in explaining information.  Diagrams, explanation and hands on.David Storment @ Southstar LLC, Keller Texas
Ammonia Operator II: August 20-23, 2012I liked the ENTHALPY lecture!!!!!

 

 

CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012Thanks again for a great class.  You all have a way of making everyone feel like a family.  I know I give Brian some crap, but he has it coming!! Honestly though… Brian is one of the smartest and most likeable guys I’ve had the pleasure to be around.  Jeremy does a great job keeping it interesting, and Tyler is a blast to be around as well.  Even Steve does a good job, I guess. What is it Steve does? 🙂  Josh seems like he is going to fit in very well.Randy, you have an awesome staff and run a great program.  Everyone I know that has been there very much appreciates what you do.  Thanks ladies for all the stuff you do and the yummy lunch.  Thanks for the corndog!!!! I’ve been waiting about 8 years for one.I  have been to a lot of classes, this was the best.  James O’Connell @ Millard
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012Outstanding job!  Personally I would love to see more analysis on the citation database.  I know you guys are still working on it, so this will be something to consider for future courses.  I would give you a 9 out of 10 for this effort.  I also want to thank GCAP for being a leader and informing the NH3 industry of what needs to be done to operate a safe process.  It may not be a popular topic for many who come, but you deliver the material spot on!
Bryan Haywood @ Safety Engineering Network SAFTENG
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012I learned a lot from the wealth of knowledge in the class and reviewing the inspections
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012I thought the class was well done, by individuals who were very knowledgeable.  Awesome Class!
Terry W. Shelton @ Pilgrim’s
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012The professionalism of GCAP is excellent.  No sugar coating and telling you like it is.
Troy Miller @ Hi Plains Feed LLC
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012I liked the discussions of the citations and interactive conversations between students and instructors.
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012Very good discussions.  Different ideas from all aspects in industry.
David Billups @ Farmland Foods, Crete, NE
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012What helped me the most was understanding what OSHA is looking for and the fines associated.  It was self assuring that some of the classmates had been through an NEP audit and was saying over and over the instructors were right on!
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012Great interaction between instructors – students, great case studies and review of OSHA standards.
CHEMNEP: National Emphasis Program:  March 12-15, 2012Please put the citation database online!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012Excellent Program! Facility is Fantastic! Staff is very skilled, very helpful.  I recommend this class as a must for NH3 plant operators and leadership. James Yoakum @ Meijer Inc
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012The wide breadth of the topics covered.  The confidence shown by the instructors in what they were teaching.   It is a great program.  It shows that you all take pride in your program and rightfully so.
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012I like the theory of what is occurring in the system and understanding why we do what we do. Explaining what is happening to the refrigerant at the various points in the cycle helped me the most.  The instructors and staff were always very personable.  It felt they cared about each one of us, always stopping to explain if question arose.   Tom Bollig @ Nestle
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012Great class really enjoyed the staff.  Learned a lot and can use some information on how to trouble shoot my system and how to run it better.  Willie Dobbs @ Intestate Wharehousing
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012Both the classroom lectures and “hands on” lab is what I like the best about the course.  Everything helped / Tyler is a great instructor that kept a good sense of humor to help break up the intensity of learning at a fast pace / Hope Jeremy gets his voice back.
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012I loved the class!!!   Ivan Delgado @ Millard Ref.
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012I loved how in depth technical descriptions on how and why the refrigerant moves through the system.  The information on the difference between flooded evaps and DX evaps and how they work and should be properly set up.
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012The way the information was taught, the instructors were very knowledgeable about the subjects and were able to answer question in great detail is what helped me the most in the course.  
Jess Holmquist @ Hormel
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012The use of visual aids, lab, memory aids, NH3, ammonia components, terms, and concepts helped me.
David Istonee @ Genentech Inc.
Ammonia Boot Camp: Operator I & II:  March 2-8, 2012I learned things I did not expect, it will help my customers operate more efficiently.
Greg Pardun @ U.S. Engineering

 

 

Feb 27 – March 1, 2012 PSM/RMPThe extent of the training material and knowledge of the instructors is what I liked best about the course.  What helped me the most was the time GCAP has invested in getting, reviewing, and sharing information learned from the citations related to PSM.
Feb 27 – March 1, 2012 PSM/RMPSeeing the citations is invaluable.
Feb 27 – March 1, 2012 PSM/RMPThis was one of the best courses I have gone to.  I would not change a thing and I will recommend all of our company PSM people to go to this class.
Edward Casey @ Cargill Kitchen Solutions
Feb 27 – March 1, 2012 PSM/RMPI liked the way the material was conveyed… easily understood, and illustrated, but with appropriate emphasis to highlight the major hurdles and stumping blocks.
Feb 27 – March 1, 2012 PSM/RMPThe quality, but most of all “PASSION” of the whole team is far superior to most training programs.
Feb 27 – March 1, 2012 PSM/RMPGreat job by all instructors.  Very knowledgeable and clear.  Very well preplanned.
Sam Santuero @ High Liner Foods USA Inc.

 

 

Feb 27-March 1, 2012 Ammonia Operator IThis is a great class, you will not regret spending the money.
Walt Palmer @ AC&R Specialists
Feb 27-March 1, 2012 Ammonia Operator IFood, Staff, Hands-on, Information: Awesome Class!
Feb 27-March 1, 2012 Ammonia Operator IInstructors were able to take the technical terminology and put it into an operator/mechanics terms.  It made it easy.
Feb 27-March 1, 2012 Ammonia Operator IThis class was excellent and the atmosphere to learn was even better.
Shane Krasinski @ Arctic Glacier
Feb 27-March 1, 2012 Ammonia Operator IVery informational and instructors made for an easy to learn in a relaxed atmosphere.
Feb 27-March 1, 2012 Ammonia Operator ITyler is a very good instructor and needs a raise!!! 

 

 

Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPEnjoyed class, discussions and information presented.  I think the book is worth its weight in gold.Pete Webb @ BPI
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPI think that its great that effort that the GCAP has put in to compile a database of OSHA findings to help everyone out with their warehouses and being OSHA compliant. Rodney Collins
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPThe PSM/RMP class that I was privileged to attend was a first rate experience.  The materials were presented well, up to date and well organized.  The instructors Brian and Jeremy provided experienced topic stories and Randy would stop in to challenge the group to question why we are here, and to better understand regulations.  I will recommend this course. Mike Troutman
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPInstructors were very knowledgeable and confident in the material they were presenting.  Learned more about the process here in a week than I could have from anyone else that was familiar with PSM. Tyler Devick
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPFun filled lectures takes away from the “fear” of taking on creating a PSM/RMP program.  Regulations/Requirements are clearly described in a manner which “makes sense” to the average person with very little ammonia experience.  I loved the home away from home feel.  These guys take care of you.  I recommend to all, come to GCAP and get ahead of the game. Abe Curiel @ South Sutter Cold Storage
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPEnjoyed the class very much.  Thought the instructors were very knowledgeable and particularly enjoyed the questions being asked.  I feel with what was learned from this class that I have a lot of work to do to get to the NEP standard.  Thank you very much.  This is a great class for any level, meaning employees with two weeks experience to 20 years of experience. Jesse Versch @ BPI
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPExcellent Training on PSM requirements, examples good and bad from the industry and review of history that led to its requirement. Tom
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPGreat course for individuals wanting to learn the PSM process. Instructors were very knowledgeable on the materials presented.  I would highly recommend this course to others that are going or are in a facility that requires PSM. Saul Florez @ Bumble Bee Foods
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPThey not only provided an excellent, comprehensive program, they were great hosts too! With a fabulous facility to boot! Wendy Johnson @ Unilever
Feb 20-23, 2012 PSM/RMPExcellent course and atmosphere! You can feel the pride everyone has for belonging to GCAP. Mike Fry @ JBS Swift

 

 

Feb 13-16, 2012 Ammonia Operator IIThe GCAP facility and staff are truly world class!  Instructor knowledge, skill, and professionalism is top notch.  The only drawback identified during this course was it’s apparent lack of “Room-for-Improvement”.  GCAP sets the bar very high for a training facility in any indursty. (Comment provided by a former oil and gas drilling and exploration instructor.)
Russ Wagner @ MillerCoors – Golden Brewery
Feb 13-16, 2012 Ammonia Operator IIInstructors organized and present materials at a good pace, take time to answer questions, insure complete understanding of material. Joe Jacob
Feb 13-16, 2012 Ammonia Operator IIThe hands on training and explanations gives you a better understanding of how things work together and are affected by others. Joshua Karman @ Tyson
Feb 13-16, 2012 Ammonia Operator IIOur program packaged the complexity of the space program in one week. Our careers now have no limit. Duane Attaway @ Farmland Foods

 

 

Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IAs an engineer installing an ammonia system, this course has been invaluable.  I have never ran an ammonia system.  I have old P&IDs from their previous location.  This course has helped me to realize why each piece of piping on the P&ID is there.  I also have a much better idea of where to place oil pots and purgers.  I have a much better idea of how to handle ammonia safety-wise as well.
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IOutstanding course!  The instructors understand how adults learn.  This is real world learning.  The course was very challenging, exhausting and fun.  Thank you very much. Belinda Thielen @ UFCW
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator ICame into this class with very minimal experience.  This program provided a very good foundation to how the refrigeration process works and how the different components interact with each other.  I especially liked  how the instructors made me think on my own, but never let me go to complete confusion.  Ryan Rakoz @ Millard
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IThis course was very helpful to understand the system that I deal with everyday on the job.  It is a great mix of theory and hands on training.  The instructors are awesome and seem to love what they do.  David Painter @ Cargill Meat Solutions
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IComing into the class with limited practical experience and without much theory I was able to learn enough to be safe and have strong foundation that I can continue to learn from.  The instructors were very knowledgeable and explained things where I could understand and start tying the system together.  Jerry D Nalley @ Jasper Products
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator ILove the course and all it had to offer.  Troy Green @ Cargill, Milwaukee
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IGCAP does a very extensive job of training through the whole system with a equal amount of hands on to classroom.  The trainers are very knowledgeable in their field. John Yeager
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IGCAP is a very professional group.  Their method of instruction and support of every student is exceptional.  Kent Thomason
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator IGCAP’s class gives a great basic understanding of the components and operation of the refrigeration system.  David Storment @ Southstar LLC
Feb 6-9, 2012 Ammonia Operator INot just for operators.  Great for anyone who wants to learn about real world refrigeration, the safety, hazards, troubleshooting, theory, and hands on experience are all great. 

 

 

Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IGood safety training, very good instructors, and good hands on training. Keep it up. 
Sam Cachow @ Out Back Heating and A/C
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IThe class was really good coming from absolutely not knowing anything to learning hands on.  Also knowing the safety stand point of the whole system gave more confidence in myself to be able to walk into the engine room and not be nervous to touch or give advise to make it better and safer engine room for the future. Donald Schlwertz @ Schreiber Food
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IVery educational work, tons of information and hands on experience. Enjoyed the personality of the instructors during the book work and their patience during the hands on.
Clint Veach @ Schreiber Food
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IAs a supervisor, I now feel I can communicate with my guys on a higher level and help better with decisions about our boilers.  Have no previous training on boilers, I feel that I have learned a lot and look forward to returning.  Hank Fields @ Con Agra
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IFirst I want to say thanks to everybody for spending time working with me.  Before I attended this class I did not have much knowledge on a boiler system.  Now I feel like I could go back and safely troubleshoot our boiler if it had a problem.  Mike Munsch @ Schreiber Food
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator II really enjoyed the atmosphere of the people here.  Thank you for everything. Can’t wait to come back.  Patrick Lucero @ Leprino Foods
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IX-CELLENT Job!!!!! Alex Egnew @ Leprino Foods
Feb 6-9, 2012 Boiler Operator IThis class really helped with what I thought I knew about boilers and is going to make my job better.  Very good class.  Chris Dearman @ Jasper Products

 

 

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