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Concrete Industry Management

The Concrete Industry Management program at Chico State is one of the only four CIM programs in the United States. This 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.

Career Outlook

This professional degree program addresses an identified need for technical professionals in the concrete industry. The career opportunities for graduates of the CIMT program 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
  • Equipment
  • Contracting services
Other areas
  • Concrete specialist
  • Field engineer
  • Quality control technician

Industry Partnerships and Support

More than 50 national and local companies support our CIM program. The program has received over $5.5 million dollars 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, on-going partners. Industry supplies CIMT students and faculty with advice, feedback, monetary donations, scholarships, equipment, supplies, training, and funded research.


Each year the CIM program offers more than 50,000 dollars in scholarships for eligible CIM students. Eligibility for these CIMT-specific scholarships is based on academic performance, improvement, leadership potential, and/or financial need. For more information regarding CIMT scholarships please visit our website. In addition, CIM majors have had success in receiving scholarships from related organizations, college, and the University.

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