Major in Concrete Industry Management
The major in Concrete Industry Management is designed to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates, grounded in basic science and mathematics, who are knowledgeable about concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems and to promote products or services related to the concrete industry. Examples of opportunities in the field include technical sales of products used to manufacture concrete; operations management of a concrete production facility; sales and marketing of production, construction, and finishing equipment; product distribution, supply chain management, and logistics; project management for a concrete or general contractor; work as a concrete specialist in an architectural/engineering firm or government entity; and support positions such as writer or editor for a technical magazine or professional/trade association management.
Core classes in the major include CIM 1010 , CIM 1050 , CIM 3000 , CIM 3050 , CIM 3060 , CIM 3100 , CIM 3300 , CIM 4030 , CIM 4150 , CIM 4200 , and CIM 4910 .
Students majoring in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program must receive grades of C (2.00) or better in all CIM courses in order for the courses to count toward graduation. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all CIM classes that are prerequisites to other CIM classes.
Concrete Contracting Concentration
The Concrete Contracting concentration offers preparation for entry-level positions with general and concrete contractors, project management firms, masonry contractors, precast erection firms, or government agencies responsible for construction projects. Position opportunities include project management, estimating, field supervision, planning and scheduling, and various other management positions.