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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.

Concrete Industry Management Course Offerings

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Corequsiite: May be taken concurrently with CIMT 231 with faculty permission.
An overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete industry. Students are introduced to the Concrete Industry Management curriculum, its instructional expectations and methodologies. 2 hours discussion. (020294)
This course covers reading and interpreting drawings related to concrete projects. This course includes a detailed study of drawings of concrete foundation, piers, slabs, walls, and frames. 1 hour discussion, 2 hours activity. (021714)
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. 3 hours discussion. (020296)
This course covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, policies, and procedures for concrete and construction industry as well as safety and health principles (OSHA 1926 standards). The course also includes Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) New Miner Training certification. 3 hours discussion. (021641)
Prerequisites: CIMT 101 with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 107, MATH 105, or faculty permission.
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 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (020297)
Prerequisite: CIMT 231 with a grade of C- or higher.
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. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (020298)
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. 3 hours discussion. (020299)
Prerequisite: CIMT 241.
This course focuses on estimating and contracting procedures for concrete projects from a concrete subcontractor perspective. Topics include concrete, formwork, and steel reinforcement takeoff and cost estimation as well as bidding and contracting procedures. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (021643)
Prerequisites: CIMT 241 with a grade of C- or higher, PHYS 202A.
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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (020300)
Prerequisite: ENGL 130I or JOUR 130I (or equivalent) with a grade of C or higher.
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. A grade of C- or higher is required for CIMT majors. 3 hours discussion. (020301)
Prerequisite: CIMT 101 with a grade of C- or higher.
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 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (020302)
Prerequisite: CIMT 241.
This course covers advanced concrete properties, test methods, and mix designs. Topics include high performance concrete (HPC), self-consolidating concrete (SCC), pervious concrete, mass concrete, roller compacted concrete (RCC), decorative concrete, and fiber reinforced concrete. Corresponding ASTM and ACI standards and guidelines are covered. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (021789)
Prerequisites: CIMT 227 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. 0 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020305)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. Visit the program office for the registration procedure. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020306)
Prerequisites: OSCM 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. 3 hours discussion. (020309)
Prerequisites: CIMT 348, CIMT 453 both with a grade of C- or higher; CIMT 389, ENGL 130I or JOUR 130I.
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 hour discussion, 2 hours activity, 3 hours laboratory. (020310)
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. 3 hours discussion. (020311)
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. (020312)
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. 3 hours seminar. (020313)
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