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College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

BS in Concrete Industry Management

Overview

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at Chico State is one of the only four CIM programs in the United States. The program, the only one of its kind in the west coast, was created with the financial support of concrete industry executives, who are eager to employ its interns and graduates. The CIM program at Chico State combines concrete technology with business administration to prepare men and women for a wide variety of professional careers in the concrete industry.

Concrete Industry Management (CIMT) is founded on a strong lower-division base of general education, math, science, and business courses. The upper-division courses allow students to develop the necessary technical knowledge in concrete materials and processes. At the same time, courses in logistics and information systems, finance, marketing, law, safety, quality, and project management prepare students to become effective leaders in the concrete industry.

Students who complete the CIMT program curriculum will also have fulfilled all the course requirements for a Minor in Business Administration.

Mission

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.

Goals & Objectives

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

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

Student Learning Outcomes

Our CIM graduates should demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to technical problems
  2. A knowledge of modern techniques, tools and concrete construction methods
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and experiments and to analyze and interpret data
  4. An understanding of principles of concrete production, efficiency and quality management procedures
  5. An ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms and demonstrate effective teamwork skills
  6. An understanding of the legal, professional, and ethical responsibilities of the profession
  7. An understanding of safe work practices pertaining to the concrete industry and recognition of the importance of a culture of safety
  8. An understanding of sustainability and resiliency of the built environment
  9. A recognition of the need for engagement in professional development
  10. An ability to create concrete mix designs and mix proportions
  11. An ability to apply basic accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management principles to create business plans and conduct financial analysis applicable to the concrete industry
  12. An ability to evaluate and analyze technical problems and to develop effective solutions
  13. An ability to utilize project drawings to develop cost estimates for concrete projects
  14. An understanding of project scheduling and project management principles