Concrete Industry Management Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Introduction to Concrete
2.0 Fall

An overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizaitons in the concrete industry. Students are introduced to the Concrete Industry Management curriculum, its instructional expectations and methodologies. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020294)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topics are generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topics being offered. A maximum of 6.0 units of special topics may be counted toward the major. (020296)

Fundamentals of Concrete Properties and Testing
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CIMT 101, CHEM 107, MATH 105, PHYS 202A.

Effects of concrete-making materials (aggregates, cements, admixtures, etc.) on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Concrete mixture proportioning calculations and statistical analysis of strength tests are also studied. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. (020297)

Concrete Construction Methods
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CIMT 231, CIVL 110.

Forming, shoring, placing, and reinforcing operations. Transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing, and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, on-ground slabs, structural frames, and other structural members are studied. Other topics include waterproofing concrete foundations and erecting precast concrete members. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. (020298)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topics are generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topics being offered. A maximum of 6.0 units of special topics may be counted toward the major. (020299)

Concrete Repair and Restoration
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CIMT 241, GEOS 102.

This course provides an understanding of historic concrete building practices leading to informed evaluation and repair of older structures for reuse. The causes of service failures, including material failure, improper design, maintenance failure, and environmental effects are studied. The presentation of case studies in failure analysis and repair approaches occur throughout the course, along with participation in ongoing, long-term studies of repair systems. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. (020300)

Sustainability and the Built Environment: The Role of Concrete
3.0 Spring

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of sustainability. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the interaction of the built environment with natural systems, and the role of technical and non-technical (economic, ecological, ethical) issues in shaping engineering decisions. Issues such as green buildings/developments, renewable energies, and concrete's role in helping to meet LEED certification are discussed. This course is open to engineers and non-engineers interested in all aspects of the built environment. (020301)

Decorative Concrete Fixtures and Surfaces
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CIMT 101 or faculty permission.

This course includes the design, development, and on-site manufacture of specialty fixtures, using concrete-based mixtures. Concrete surface treatments, such as staining, texturing, imprinting, skim coats, overlays, and engraving are also addressed. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. (020302)

Seismic Considerations in Concrete
3.0 Inquire

A study of the seismic implications of various types of concrete installations, earthquake failure mechanisms, and methods to prevent catastrophic failure. Material and structural innovations to improve seismic response of various installations. (020303)

Concrete Industry Internship
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MFGT 352 and approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.

Technical and managerial experience in an industrial setting with opportunities to apply course work to professional practice. Students are evaluated by their supervisor, and a final report must be submitted by each student detailing the internship experience. The minimum duration is 400 hours under the direct supervision of an on-site manager in a concrete-related company. Credit/no credit grading only. (020305)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.

Independent study of a special problem. Visit the program office for the registration procedure. 9.0 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (020306)

Laboratory Assistant
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty approval.

Provides students an opportunity to practice laboratory skills acquired in previous course work and to assist an instructor with hands-on instruction and industry standard testing procedures. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (020307)

Concrete Facilities Management
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: SCMS 306.

Management of the manufacturing processes common to all concrete product production facilities. Emphasis is on planning, organizing, and controlling production. A study of the differences in the manufacturing process of ready-mixed concrete, concrete masonry, pre-cast concrete, pre-stressed concrete, and concrete pipe is explained through product-specific guest lectures and plant tours. (020309)

Concrete Capstone Project
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CIMT 348, CIMT 453.

An intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major and the student's career interests, requiring knowledge from previous technical and business course work. Solutions to the problem(s) are presented to a committee of concrete industry representatives. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness and effectiveness of solutions, and presentation skills. 1.0 hours discussion, 6.0 hours laboratory. (020310)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topics being offered. This course is normally taught by professionals from the field. (020311)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.

Independent study of a special problem. Visit the program office for registration procedures. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (020312)

Advanced Topics
1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

This course is for advanced special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. typically a topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and topics vary from term to term and section to section. See the Class Schedule for the specific topics being offered. This class may be repeated more than once, but a maximum of 6 units may be counted toward the major. (020313)