California State University, Chico is home to one of 4 Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Programs. These programs are a joint initiative between universities from around the nation and leaders from the concrete industry. The CIM Program at CSU, Chico is the only program in the Western United States and has produced a lot of talented professionals who have gone on to work for top National and Local companies around the nation.  

This program provides CIM majors with the opportunity to enter into management careers in the concrete industry that has an urgent need for young professionals with the necessary skills to meet the growing demands of a progressive, changing concrete industry. This world-wide industry is looking to hire graduates for a variety of career paths including:

Management                                 Operations

Sales                                              Human Resources

Business                                        Public Administration

Marketing                                      Construction Technology

Accounting                                    Technical Research & Development

Political Action                              Technical & Project Management 

Quality Control                              Specialty Concrete Contracting

Quality assurance                         Specialty Decorative Concrete

Sustainability                                Specialty Concrete Repair

The CIM major focuses on technical knowledge blended with business skills training and an emphasis on all concrete, including manufactured concrete products, ready mix, contracting, and heavy construction materials used in the construction industry. Additionally, Chico State CIM students take enough economics, business law, accounting, marketing, finance, information technology, and project management courses to earn a minor in business administration from the College of Business.

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management is offered by the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management and is designed to produce graduates who are:

  • Broadly educated
  • Adept at oral and written communication
  • Proficient in basic math and science
  • Knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques
  • Able to manage people and systems
  • Capable of promoting products or services related to the industry
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The CIM Program at CSU, Chico is supported by a strong network of industry professionals who have contributed over $2 million in direct support of the program. Making it the most unique program in all of California and of the greater Western United States. CIM Patrons regularly visit campus to serve as guest lecturers, conduct interviews with students for positions within their companies, and serve as advisors to the program. This provides our students with outstanding opportunities to jump-start their careers even before graduation.