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.  


The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) vision is to continue to be recognized by the concrete industry for innovative education and research in concrete technology and management. Our vision is to continue to provide a collaborative and welcoming environment for students, for our colleagues, as well as for our industry partners. 


The CIM program at Chico State combines concrete technology with business administration to produce quality graduates for the concrete industry. The mission of the CIM program at Chico State is to prepare professionals for the concrete industry who have strong fundamental knowledge of concrete technology, management, safety, and business administration along with teamwork and life-long learning skills.

CIM Program Educational Goals:

Educational goals define career accomplishments that our alumni are expected to achieve within a few years after graduation. The CIM program graduates will:

  1. Be knowledgeable concrete technologists
  2. Be able to successfully manage concrete projects, concrete production, and concrete quality
  3. Be effective communicators, both in oral and written forms, and team players in multidisciplinary settings
  4. Expand their knowledge and adapt to the immerging technologies and practices in the concrete industry through lifelong learning practices.

CIM student Learning outcomes (SLOs):

Student Learning outcomes are educational expectations that students should achieve by the time of graduation. Upon graduation, the CIM students should be able to:

A-Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to technical problems

B-Conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data

C-Create basic and advanced concrete mix designs and mix proportions

D-Understand different concrete construction methods and contemporary applications of concrete

E-Understand safe work practices applicable to the concrete industry

F-Evaluate and analyze technical concepts, and solve technical problems

G-Understand the principles of ready-mix and precast concrete productions and quality management procedures

H-Communicate effectively in oral, written, and in graphical forms and demonstrate effective teamwork skills

I-Utilize concrete projects drawings to develop cost estimates for concrete projects

J-Understand principles of project scheduling and management

K-Create business plans applicable to the concrete industry

L-Engage in professional development and lifelong learning