The Concrete Industry Management program at California State University, Chico is one of the only four CIM programs in the United States. This program—the only one of its kind on the West Coast—was created with the financial support of concrete industry executives, who are eager to employ its interns and graduates. The 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.
More than 50 national and local companies support the program, which has received more than $5.5 million in donations from its industry supporters. This degree program is truly a joint initiative between industry and academia. Concrete companies and professional organizations are active, ongoing partners. Industry supplies students and faculty with advice, feedback, monetary donations, scholarships, equipment, supplies, training, and funded research.
Each year the program offers more than $50,000 in scholarships for eligible students based on academic performance, improvement, leadership potential, and/or financial need. For more information regarding CIMT scholarships, visit the Concrete Industry Management website. In addition, CIM majors have had success in receiving scholarships from related organizations, colleges, and the University.
This professional degree program addresses an identified need for technical professionals in the concrete industry. The career opportunities for CIM graduates are excellent. Examples of entry-level positions available immediately upon graduation include:
Production and project management
- Ready mixed concrete plants
- Precast/prestressed plants
- Quarry operations
- Concrete projects managers
- Concrete subcontracting
Sales and marketing
- Concrete and concrete products
- Cement and admixtures
- Contracting services
- Concrete specialist
- Field engineer
- Quality control technician
See Course Description Symbols and Terms for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units.
Concrete Industry Management Program
Mohammed T Albahttiti 2017
Doctor of Philosophy Kansas State University
Feraidon F Ataie 2014
Doctor of Philosophy Univ of Kansas Main Campus
Roberto Montes 2022
Bachelor of Science CSU-Chico
Tanya W Komas
Doctor of Philosophy Texas A&M Univ
Dirk H Vanderloop
Doctor Public Administration Univ of Southern Cal