Concrete Industry Management

Student success is the primary goal of the concrete industry management faculty. Upon completion of this program, graduates will have the knowledge, skill, and ability to manage facilities, equipment, materials, processes, technology, information, and people.

Concrete Industry Management Program Goals

Student success in this program is best described by the following attributes of its graduates:

1. First and foremost, CSU, Chico concrete industry management graduates understand how concrete materials and products are produced, used, and tested.

2. They have a thorough understanding of contemporary concrete blending, mixing, transport, placement, and finishing processes.

3. They understand the fundamental behavior of materials and have experience testing material properties.

4. They understand project, quality, and safety management methods and the impact of their application on the financial and economic aspects of concrete materials, products, and services.

5. They use contemporary computer applications, information systems, and software packages.

6. They effectively communicate their ideas in oral, written, and graphical form.

7. They have experience working in teams.

8. They have developed an appreciation for the legal and ethical implications of their work and are aware of the impact of their actions on individuals, society, and the environment.

The Bachelor of Science in Concrete Industry Management

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information at

General Education Requirements

Concrete Industry Management major requirements have modifications to the University's General Education requirements. The following courses, together with the approved General Education courses for the concrete industry management major (marked with an * below), fulfill the General Education Requirement.

1. Select one course each from Breadth Areas A1, A2, and A3.

2. Select one course from Breadth Area B2.

3. Select two courses from Breadth Area C.

4. Select one course from Breadth Area E.

5. Select two courses from the same Upper-Division Theme. Consult with an advisor to determine which two courses in the selected theme meet the Upper-Division Theme Requirement for Concrete Industry Management majors.

Diversity Requirement: 6 units

See "Diversity" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education Areas C and D.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Requirement: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. For this major, HIST 130 may also be applied to General Education Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3, and POLS 155 may also be applied to General Education Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 87 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Lower-Division Requirements: 30 units

10 courses required:

CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CIMT 101 Introduction to Concrete 2.0 FA
CIMT 231 Fundamentals of Concrete Properties and Testing 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CIMT 101, CHEM 107, MATH 105, PHYS 202A.
CIMT 241 Concrete Construction Methods 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CIMT 231, CIVL 110.
CIVL 110 Graphics for Civil Engineers 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: High school trigonometry and algebra.
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS *
GEOS 102 Physical Geology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students with no previous science courses are advised to enroll in GEOS 101. No college credit for those who have passed GEOS 101.
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 118 Trigonometry 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
PHYS 202A General Physics 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).

Upper-Division Requirements: 33 units

9 courses required:

CIMT 348 Concrete Repair and Restoration 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CIMT 241, GEOS 102.
CIMT 363 Sustainability and the Built Environment: The Role of Concrete 3.0 SP
CIMT 389 Concrete Industry Internship 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MFGT 352 and approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.
CIMT 444 Laboratory Assistant 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty approval.
CIMT 453 Concrete Facilities Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
CIMT 466 Concrete Capstone Project 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CIMT 348, CIMT 453.
MFGT 352 Industrial Safety Management 4.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, junior standing.
MFGT 458 Project Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
SCMS 306 Operations Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.

1 course selected from:

MFGT 451 Quality Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as SCMS 451.

SCMS 451 Quality Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as MFGT 451.

1 course selected from:

CIMT 364 Decorative Concrete Fixtures and Surfaces 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CIMT 101 or faculty permission.
CIMT 366 Seismic Considerations in Concrete 3.0 Inq
CMGT 330 Principles of Soil Mechanics and Foundations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107, PHYS 202A. We recommend CMGT 135 as appropriate background.

Formal Business Administration Minor Requirement: 24 units

Concrete Industry Management majors are required to complete a formal Minor in Business Administration. The College of Business requires the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, of all candidates for this minor.

8 courses required:

ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
BLAW 302 Managing the Legal Environment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS *
FINA 307 Survey of Finance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
MINS 301 Corporate Technology Integration 3.0 FS

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.