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Concrete Industry Management

Concrete Industry Management (CIM)

CIM Student Today, Industry Leader Tomorrow!

A CIM degree means serious career-power. Thanks to our close-knit partnerships with concrete industry leaders, networking and career planning begins with your first semester.

Applications are now being accepted!

With one of the highest 4-year graduation rates in the CSU system and lowest average student debt amounts in the country, Chico State offers one of the nation’s highest return on investment.

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What’s the Concrete Industry Management Program?

Developed in close partnership with more than 50 of our industry partners, our nationally recognized CIM program combines the disciplines of concrete technology with business administration. Chico State is one of only four CIM programs in the United States.

With a 100% job placement rate and better than average starting salaries for graduates, this program is designed for students to study the nuances of the evolving concrete industry while learning how to lead in the boardroom thanks to the integration of business administration curriculum.

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Career Paths for CIM Graduates

Chico State’s concrete industry management program equips students with the tools, knowledge, and skillsets to immediately lead teams across all divisions within the concrete industry.

Graduates of the CIM program are highly sought after and quickly rise to management positions such as (but not limited to):

  • Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Concrete Specialist
  • Field Engineer
  • Quality Control Technician

From day one, you’ll jump right in–learning by doing–in labs with state-of-the-art concrete equipment and with professors who have decades of industry experience.

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The concrete industry is a $200 billion industry and employs more than 500,000 people.

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Is the CIM Program Right for Me?

You should consider the concrete industry management program if you:

  • Understand organizational leadership imperatives.
  • Work effectively with other people and are independently resourceful.
  • Are able to prioritize and complete multiple, time-constrained requirements effectively.
  • Apply mathematics and science to enhance analysis and decision making.

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What Do Students and Graduates of the CIM Program Say?

To date, more than 825 graduates of our concrete industry management program are leading concrete teams across the world.

Hear what they have to say about their experience at Chico State and how the CIM program prepared them for a successful career out in the field.

Student Success Stories


Other Things to Consider

More Info About CIM

Want to share our program highlights with someone you know?

Our printable handouts provide additional information for students or parents looking to learn more about the CIM program. Review 17 different career paths that graduates can pursue and find out where a CIM degree can take you.


How to Apply

We can’t wait to meet you! Chico State is part of the California State University system and uses Cal State Apply for applications.

Make sure to select California State University, Chico as your campus of choice when applying. Registering and applying is quick and easy, so let’s get started!

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About Chico State

Nationally Ranked

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks us in the top 10 of regional public universities in the West, and Forbes ranks Chico State as a top college for educational quality and value (just to name a few).

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