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A joint initiative between MTSU and leaders from the concrete industry, the Concrete Industry Management program provides students opportunities to enter a broad field that has an urgent need for skilled professionals. Changing to meet a need, MTSU is the first university to integrate a technical education in concrete with business and communication skills needed to advance in the industry.

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IndyCar Course to Feature CIM Student Expertise

Hands-on experience is the fastest way to begin making a difference in your industry, and it doesn’t get any faster than supporting the upcoming Music City Grand Prix. The IndyCar Series comes to Nashville in August 2021, and students in our Concrete Industry Management program will have a solid presence at the highly anticipated race through the streets of downtown. As part of an agreement with event CEO and former Blue Raider Matt Crews (‘91), the program will assist in creating an eco-friendly concrete mix for use in course barricades. The technology and expertise from MTSU students and faculty are expected to make a big difference in the operating costs of the event. The race will also offer track design and construction project management internships to students.

New $40M Concrete and Construction Management building to be ready in Fall 2022

New $40M Concrete and Construction Management building to be ready in Fall 2022

MTSU once again finds itself at the forefront of innovation with the construction of the new School of Concrete and Construction Management building. The new 54,000 square foot building will include classrooms, offices, and lab space. “We mark yet another milestone in the university’s strategic path to educate and prepare students to fulfill workplace demands,” MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said about the project. “Our undergraduate and graduate programs in Concrete and Construction Management position this institution as the go-to educational resource for students seeking to become leaders in these fields.” He added, “Our programs have become the model other colleges and universities seek to replicate, and we’ve earned a reputation among industry leaders for preparing students with the knowledge and necessary skills to step into jobs ready to work Day One.” The 40.1 million dollar building is expected to be complete in time for Fall 2022 classes. MTSU's Construction Management program is one of the most exclusive in the nation and provides interns and ready-to-work graduates with the skills they need for lucrative careers.


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Even with the recent recession's impact on building industries worldwide, CIM graduates enjoy a robust employment and retention rate. Examples include

  • Building cost estimator
  • Building/construction inspector
  • Building manager
  • Concrete specialist
  • Construction worker
  • Field engineer
  • General contractor
  • Home builder
  • Manufacturer's field representative
  • Marketing representative (for concrete industry)
  • Planner
  • Production manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Quality control technician
  • Technical sales representative

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Bell & Associates
  • Batten & Shaw
  • Cemex
  • Chaney Enterprises
  • Irving Materials Inc. (IMI)
  • Kiewit
  • Lithko Contracting
  • Maschmeyer Concrete
  • McCarthy Concrete
  • Oldcastle
  • Rinker Materials
  • S&ME
  • Turner Construction
  • Vector Group
  • Vulcan Materials

 

Students majoring in Concrete Industry Management pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and choose between two concentrations: Concrete Contracting or Production, Sales, and Service.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

Working with the paving industry, the School of Concrete and Construction Management has developed a certificate program in Road Construction Technology.

Another major in the School of Concrete and Construction Management leading to a B.S. degree is Construction Management. Students in Construction Management can choose from three concentrations: Commercial Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, or Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management. 

Students interested in studying architecture may take a set of courses that allows completion of up to 24 general education hours commonly found in accredited architecture programs, but it is necessary to transfer to another university to complete a degree in architecture.   

There is an undergraduate minor in Construction Management.

Graduate students can pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A. degree) in Concrete Industry Management with five years of work experience required (degree offered in conjunction with the Management Department in the Jones College of Business).

Concrete Contracting

Concrete Industry Management, Concrete Contracting Concentration, B.S.

Concrete and Construction Management  
615-494-8785
Jon Huddleston
Jon.Huddleston@mtsu.edu
www.mtsu.edu/ccm

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.

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.

Grading Policy

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.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Concrete Industry Management, Concrete Contracting, B.S, Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hours
Major Requirements54 hours
     Concrete and Construction Core   6 hours
     CIM Core   27 hours
     Concrete Contracting Concentration   21 hours
Supporting Courses18-19 hours*
Business Administration Minor18 hours
TOTAL120-132 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (54 hours)

Concrete and Construction Core (6 hours)

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

Concrete Industry Management Core (27 hours)

  • CIM 3000 - Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111; CCM 1010. Concrete testing, admixtures, placing, and finishing. Effects of concrete-making materials on properties of fresh and hardened concrete materials. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 3050 - Concrete Construction Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 1010 or CIM 3000. Forming and shoring, placing and reinforcing; transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing, and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, slabs on ground, structural frames, and other structural members; erecting precast concrete members; waterproofing concrete foundations.

  • CIM 3060 - Understanding the Concrete Construction System

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Detailed look at how the concrete construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their function, concrete industry codes and standards, concrete construction processes, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and concrete construction markets.

  • CIM 3100 - Applications of Concrete Construction

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite:  CIM 3050. Details many uses of concrete in the construction of buildings, pavements, and other facilities. Emphasis on the advantages, disadvantages, and unique problems faced by materials suppliers, contractors, and design professionals when concrete is chosen for specific applications.

  • CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
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    CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the concrete industry. The student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report will be submitted by the student detailing the internship experience.

  • CIM 4150 - Concrete Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Dispute Resolution

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Diagnosing and preventing problems related to concrete production, testing, construction, and performance. Identifying causes of fresh and hardened concrete problems such as fast and slow setting, air content variations, low strength, cracking, and scaling. Pre-job conferences and dispute resolution methods.

  • CIM 4200 - Senior Concrete Lab

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CIM 3000 with C or better; senior standing. Opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of concrete and cement chemistry in a laboratory environment. The student will be evaluated by his/her ability to investigate a concrete situation and resolve the issue with a laboratory project. Graded activities include in-class exercises, written reports, and oral presentations. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 4910 - Capstone  3 credit hours  

    CIM 4910 - Capstone

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major and the student's career interest. Solution(s) for problem(s) presented to a committee of concrete industry representatives. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness and effectiveness of solution, and presentation skills.

Concrete Contracting Concentration (21 hours)

  • CCM 3200 - Project Estimating

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 2050 and completion of program math requirements. Introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing detailed construction estimates. Plan reading skills and building systems knowledge applied to determine the scope of work and work sequencing for estimating construction projects. Students use software to perform take-offs and estimate the value of material, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, contingencies, and subcontractor costs.

  • CCM 3500 - Land Surveying  3 credit hours  

    CCM 3500 - Land Surveying

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of program math requirements. Examines surveying operations such as horizontal measurements, differential leveling, transverse loop calculations, layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for roads and utilities in subdivisions. Surveying instruments used include automatic level, one man laser, theodolite, EDM and drone technology. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. 

  • CIM 3080 - Formwork Design and Computerized Drafting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3050. Overview of costs and safety with regard to formwork selection, design, and construction. Reviews the various forming systems available and how they may be integrated for use in specific project circumstances. Includes a basic review of CAD drafting techniques and their applications.

  • CIM 4010 - Design and Construction Issues

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 3200. A review of concrete construction materials and their physical and mechanical properties. Special emphasis placed on the concepts of mechanics of materials and resolving design/construction mismatches.

  • CIM 4100 - Field Management and Supervision

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing; CCM 1010 with C or better. Offers knowledge and skills to effectively manage concrete construction jobsite activities. Emphasis on safety, equipment identification and use, maintenance, contingency plans, and worksite productivity.

  • CMT 4160 - Construction Safety and Health Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 1010 and CCM 2050. Covers various causes of construction accidents and adopted strategies to prevent worksite injuries and illnesses. Other topics include workers' compensation, economics of construction safety management, and development of a safety program.

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

Supporting and Elective Courses (18-19 hours)

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry  3 credit hours  
    OR(may be counted in General Education) OR  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) OR title:OR 
    (may be counted in General Education) OR 

    MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

  • MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus  4 credit hours  
    (3 hours)(3 credit hours may be counted in General Education, 1 credit hour remaining)  dotslash:(3 credit hours may be counted in General Education, 1 credit hour remaining) title:(3 hours) 
    (3 credit hours may be counted in General Education, 1 credit hour remaining) 

    MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required. TBR Common Course: MATH 1730

 

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science  3 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

OR

  • GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology  4 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1041. The origin, composition, and structure of the solid earth: rock-forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; earthquakes and plate tectonics; surface processes; geologic time. Identification and description of minerals and rocks in hand sample. Use of topographic and geologic maps. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab  0 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1040.

 

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1011. For students with no prior courses in chemistry; to be taken before CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of chemistry: measurements, matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, and electrolytes. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1010

OR

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1110

  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab  0 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1110. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1111

 

  • PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of college-level mathematics. Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics. TBR Common Course: MATH 1530

 

  • Electives 4 credit hours

Business Administration Minor (18 hours)

See Business Administration Minor for further information.

Curriculum: Concrete Industry Management, Concrete Contracting

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

 

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science  3 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

OR

  • GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci) AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:(Nat Sci) AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1041. The origin, composition, and structure of the solid earth: rock-forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; earthquakes and plate tectonics; surface processes; geologic time. Identification and description of minerals and rocks in hand sample. Use of topographic and geologic maps. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1040.

 

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1011. For students with no prior courses in chemistry; to be taken before CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of chemistry: measurements, matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, and electrolytes. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1010

  • CHEM 1011 - Intro to General Chemistry I Lab  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    CHEM 1011 - Intro to General Chemistry I Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1010. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1011

OR

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci) AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:(Nat Sci) AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1110

  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1110. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1111

 

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

 

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry  3 credit hours  
    (Math)(Math) OR  dotslash:(Math) OR title:(Math) 
    (Math) OR 

    MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

  • MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus  4 credit hours  
    (Math)(Math)  dotslash:(Math) title:(Math) 
    (Math) 

    MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required. TBR Common Course: MATH 1730

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 29-30 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - World Literatures  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA)(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - World Literatures

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of college-level mathematics. Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics. TBR Common Course: MATH 1530

  • Social/Behavioral Science (ECON 2410 and/or PSY 1410 recommended) 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • CIM 3000 - Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111; CCM 1010. Concrete testing, admixtures, placing, and finishing. Effects of concrete-making materials on properties of fresh and hardened concrete materials. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 3050 - Concrete Construction Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 1010 or CIM 3000. Forming and shoring, placing and reinforcing; transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing, and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, slabs on ground, structural frames, and other structural members; erecting precast concrete members; waterproofing concrete foundations.

  • CIM 3060 - Understanding the Concrete Construction System

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Detailed look at how the concrete construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their function, concrete industry codes and standards, concrete construction processes, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and concrete construction markets.

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
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    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
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    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
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    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
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    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

NOTE:

CIM 3300, Concrete Industry Internship, will be taken sometime after the sophomore year for six credit hours.

Junior

 

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • CCM 3500 - Land Surveying  3 credit hours  

    CCM 3500 - Land Surveying

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of program math requirements. Examines surveying operations such as horizontal measurements, differential leveling, transverse loop calculations, layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for roads and utilities in subdivisions. Surveying instruments used include automatic level, one man laser, theodolite, EDM and drone technology. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. 

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

  • CIM 3080 - Formwork Design and Computerized Drafting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3050. Overview of costs and safety with regard to formwork selection, design, and construction. Reviews the various forming systems available and how they may be integrated for use in specific project circumstances. Includes a basic review of CAD drafting techniques and their applications.

  • CIM 3100 - Applications of Concrete Construction

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite:  CIM 3050. Details many uses of concrete in the construction of buildings, pavements, and other facilities. Emphasis on the advantages, disadvantages, and unique problems faced by materials suppliers, contractors, and design professionals when concrete is chosen for specific applications.

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • CMT 4160 - Construction Safety and Health Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 1010 and CCM 2050. Covers various causes of construction accidents and adopted strategies to prevent worksite injuries and illnesses. Other topics include workers' compensation, economics of construction safety management, and development of a safety program.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance  3 credit hours  
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    FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Will not substitute for FIN 3010. An overview of the fundamental concepts and tools for financial decision making within a business firm. (Not open to business majors.)

  • FIN 3010 - Principles of Corporate Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

 

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • CIM 4010 - Design and Construction Issues

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 3200. A review of concrete construction materials and their physical and mechanical properties. Special emphasis placed on the concepts of mechanics of materials and resolving design/construction mismatches.

  • CIM 4100 - Field Management and Supervision

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing; CCM 1010 with C or better. Offers knowledge and skills to effectively manage concrete construction jobsite activities. Emphasis on safety, equipment identification and use, maintenance, contingency plans, and worksite productivity.

  • CIM 4150 - Concrete Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Dispute Resolution

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Diagnosing and preventing problems related to concrete production, testing, construction, and performance. Identifying causes of fresh and hardened concrete problems such as fast and slow setting, air content variations, low strength, cracking, and scaling. Pre-job conferences and dispute resolution methods.

  • CIM 4200 - Senior Concrete Lab

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CIM 3000 with C or better; senior standing. Opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of concrete and cement chemistry in a laboratory environment. The student will be evaluated by his/her ability to investigate a concrete situation and resolve the issue with a laboratory project. Graded activities include in-class exercises, written reports, and oral presentations. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 4910 - Capstone  3 credit hours  

    CIM 4910 - Capstone

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major and the student's career interest. Solution(s) for problem(s) presented to a committee of concrete industry representatives. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness and effectiveness of solution, and presentation skills.

  • CCM 3200 - Project Estimating

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 2050 and completion of program math requirements. Introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing detailed construction estimates. Plan reading skills and building systems knowledge applied to determine the scope of work and work sequencing for estimating construction projects. Students use software to perform take-offs and estimate the value of material, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, contingencies, and subcontractor costs.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Cognate elective(s) 4 credit hours

Subtotal: 27 Hours

Concrete Production, Sales, and Service 

Concrete Industry Management, Production, Sales, and Service Concentration, B.S.

Concrete and Construction Management  
615-494-8785
Jon Huddleston
Jon.Huddleston@mtsu.edu

www.mtsu.edu/ccm

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.

The Production, Sales, and Service concentration is geared toward developing technical managers for ready mix, block, and precast concrete production facilities as well as their suppliers, such as admixture, aggregate, cement, and equipment companies. Position opportunities include operations management, sales and sales management, marketing management, human resource management, technical service and quality control, or environmental and safety management.

All students in the Production, Sales, and Service concentration are required to choose a business-related cognate from the list below in addition to the CIM major requirement of completing a Business Administration minor. Twelve (12) hours must be successfully completed in a single chosen cognate area prior to graduation.

Grading Policy

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.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Concrete Industry Management, Production, Sales, and Service, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hours
Major Requirements50 hours
     Concrete and Construction Core   6 hours
     CIM Core   30 hours
     Production, Sales, and Service Concentration   14 hours
Supporting Courses22 hours*
Business Administration Minor18 hours
TOTAL120-131 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (50 hours)

Concrete and Construction Core (6 hours)

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

Concrete Industry Management Core (27 hours)

  • CIM 3000 - Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111; CCM 1010. Concrete testing, admixtures, placing, and finishing. Effects of concrete-making materials on properties of fresh and hardened concrete materials. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 3050 - Concrete Construction Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 1010 or CIM 3000. Forming and shoring, placing and reinforcing; transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing, and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, slabs on ground, structural frames, and other structural members; erecting precast concrete members; waterproofing concrete foundations.

  • CIM 3060 - Understanding the Concrete Construction System

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Detailed look at how the concrete construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their function, concrete industry codes and standards, concrete construction processes, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and concrete construction markets.

  • CIM 3100 - Applications of Concrete Construction

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite:  CIM 3050. Details many uses of concrete in the construction of buildings, pavements, and other facilities. Emphasis on the advantages, disadvantages, and unique problems faced by materials suppliers, contractors, and design professionals when concrete is chosen for specific applications.

  • CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
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    CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the concrete industry. The student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report will be submitted by the student detailing the internship experience.

  • CIM 4150 - Concrete Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Dispute Resolution

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Diagnosing and preventing problems related to concrete production, testing, construction, and performance. Identifying causes of fresh and hardened concrete problems such as fast and slow setting, air content variations, low strength, cracking, and scaling. Pre-job conferences and dispute resolution methods.

  • CIM 4200 - Senior Concrete Lab

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CIM 3000 with C or better; senior standing. Opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of concrete and cement chemistry in a laboratory environment. The student will be evaluated by his/her ability to investigate a concrete situation and resolve the issue with a laboratory project. Graded activities include in-class exercises, written reports, and oral presentations. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 4910 - Capstone  3 credit hours  

    CIM 4910 - Capstone

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major and the student's career interest. Solution(s) for problem(s) presented to a committee of concrete industry representatives. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness and effectiveness of solution, and presentation skills.

Production, Sales, and Service Concentration (17 hours)

  • CIM 4050 - Management of Concrete Products: Ordering and Delivering

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Provides student with basic understanding on managing order and delivery processes common to all concrete products. Emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Key differences in the order and delivery functions of ready mix concrete, concrete masonry, pre-cast concrete, pre-stress concrete, and concrete pipe supplemented by product-specific guest lectures and plant tours.

  • CIM 4060 - Management of Concrete Products: Production Facilities

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Provides student with basic understanding of managing the manufacturing process common to all concrete products production facilities. Emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Review of key differences in manufacturing process of ready mix concrete, concrete masonry, precast concrete, pre-stress concrete, and concrete pipe explained through product-specific guest lectures and plant tours.

  • CIM 4300 - Concrete Mixture Design

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100. A detailed study on the standard practices of designing and proportioning various types of concrete mixtures. Addresses the basic principles that govern the use of different types of cements, aggregates, supplementary cementitious materials, and chemical admixtures in concrete mixture design.

  • CMT 4160 - Construction Safety and Health Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 1010 and CCM 2050. Covers various causes of construction accidents and adopted strategies to prevent worksite injuries and illnesses. Other topics include workers' compensation, economics of construction safety management, and development of a safety program.

 

  • ET 3910 - Introduction to Operations Management  3 credit hours  
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    ET 3910 - Introduction to Operations Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. A foundation course in manufacturing and service operations management. Problem-solving applications emphasized.

  • MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

 

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design  3 credit hours  
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    CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • CIM 4400 - Decorative Concrete  3 credit hours  
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    CIM 4400 - Decorative Concrete

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Understanding and utilizing decorative concrete design applications, production, stamping, staining, and sealing. Manufacturing of concrete countertops, as well as vertical, flooring, and ornamental applications.

  • CIM 4500 - Masonry  3 credit hours  
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    CIM 4500 - Masonry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Use, types, and manufacture of concrete masonry units. Discusses common techniques and technical considerations relating to construction using concrete masonry. Reviews typical laboratory testing procedures used for very specific compliance of concrete masonry units for use in construction.

  • CIM 4600 - Design, Production, and Manufacture of Precast Concrete  3 credit hours  
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    CIM 4600 - Design, Production, and Manufacture of Precast Concrete

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3050. Covers all relevant topics within the precast concrete industry including design, manufacture, handling, transportation, safety, quality, and erection of precast concrete productions. Helps minimize learning curve as a new professional in the precast industry.

  • CIM 4800 - Special Problems in Concrete Industry Management  1 to 3 credit hours  
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    CIM 4800 - Special Problems in Concrete Industry Management

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department and declared CIM major. Opportunity to pursue projects of individual interest in concrete industry management. Projects may be technical and/or managerial in nature and may require any combination of literature reviews, lab work, field studies, and other research methods. A faculty member will approve a formally submitted proposal for the study, supervise progress, and grade a report and a presentation which are required upon completion of the project. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of undergraduate credit.

  • SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

Supporting Courses (22 hours)

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  
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    MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. TBR Common Course: MATH 1630

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry  3 credit hours  
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    MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

 

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science  3 credit hours  
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    GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

OR

  • GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology  4 credit hours  
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    GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1041. The origin, composition, and structure of the solid earth: rock-forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; earthquakes and plate tectonics; surface processes; geologic time. Identification and description of minerals and rocks in hand sample. Use of topographic and geologic maps. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab  0 credit hours  
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    GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1040.

 

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
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    CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1011. For students with no prior courses in chemistry; to be taken before CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of chemistry: measurements, matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, and electrolytes. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1010

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  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
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    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1110

  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab  0 credit hours  
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    CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1110. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1111

 

  • PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science  3 credit hours  
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    PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of college-level mathematics. Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  
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    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics. TBR Common Course: MATH 1530

 

  • Electives 8 credit hours

Business Administration Minor (18 hours)

See Business Administration Minor for further information.

Curriculum: Concrete Industry Management, Production, Sales, and Service

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
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    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
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    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  
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    (Math) 
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    MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. TBR Common Course: MATH 1630

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry  3 credit hours  
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    MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science  3 credit hours  
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    GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

OR

  • GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci) AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:(Nat Sci) AND 
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    GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1041. The origin, composition, and structure of the solid earth: rock-forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; earthquakes and plate tectonics; surface processes; geologic time. Identification and description of minerals and rocks in hand sample. Use of topographic and geologic maps. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab  0 credit hours  
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    GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1040.

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
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    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

 

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1011. For students with no prior courses in chemistry; to be taken before CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of chemistry: measurements, matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, and electrolytes. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1010

  • CHEM 1011 - Intro to General Chemistry I Lab  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    CHEM 1011 - Intro to General Chemistry I Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1010. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1011

OR

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci) AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:(Nat Sci) AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1110

  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1110. TBR Common Course: CHEM 1111

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 29 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - World Literatures  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA)(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - World Literatures

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

  • CIM 3000 - Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111; CCM 1010. Concrete testing, admixtures, placing, and finishing. Effects of concrete-making materials on properties of fresh and hardened concrete materials. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CIM 3050 - Concrete Construction Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 1010 or CIM 3000. Forming and shoring, placing and reinforcing; transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing, and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, slabs on ground, structural frames, and other structural members; erecting precast concrete members; waterproofing concrete foundations.

  • CIM 3060 - Understanding the Concrete Construction System

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Detailed look at how the concrete construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their function, concrete industry codes and standards, concrete construction processes, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and concrete construction markets.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (ECON 2410 and/or PSY 1410 recommended) 6 credit hours

 

  • PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of college-level mathematics. Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics. TBR Common Course: MATH 1530

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

NOTE:

CIM 3300, Concrete Industry Internship, will be taken sometime after the sophomore year for six credits.

Junior

 

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • CIM 3100 - Applications of Concrete Construction

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite:  CIM 3050. Details many uses of concrete in the construction of buildings, pavements, and other facilities. Emphasis on the advantages, disadvantages, and unique problems faced by materials suppliers, contractors, and design professionals when concrete is chosen for specific applications.

  • CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
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    CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the concrete industry. The student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report will be submitted by the student detailing the internship experience.

  • CIM 4050 - Management of Concrete Products: Ordering and Delivering

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Provides student with basic understanding on managing order and delivery processes common to all concrete products. Emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Key differences in the order and delivery functions of ready mix concrete, concrete masonry, pre-cast concrete, pre-stress concrete, and concrete pipe supplemented by product-specific guest lectures and plant tours.

  • CMT 4160 - Construction Safety and Health Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 1010 and CCM 2050. Covers various causes of construction accidents and adopted strategies to prevent worksite injuries and illnesses. Other topics include workers' compensation, economics of construction safety management, and development of a safety program.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • Elective (from cognate list) 3 credit hours

 

  • FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Will not substitute for FIN 3010. An overview of the fundamental concepts and tools for financial decision making within a business firm. (Not open to business majors.)

  • FIN 3010 - Principles of Corporate Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

 

  • Cognate 5 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • CIM 4060 - Management of Concrete Products: Production Facilities

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Provides student with basic understanding of managing the manufacturing process common to all concrete products production facilities. Emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Review of key differences in manufacturing process of ready mix concrete, concrete masonry, precast concrete, pre-stress concrete, and concrete pipe explained through product-specific guest lectures and plant tours.

  • CIM 4150 - Concrete Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Dispute Resolution

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Diagnosing and preventing problems related to concrete production, testing, construction, and performance. Identifying causes of fresh and hardened concrete problems such as fast and slow setting, air content variations, low strength, cracking, and scaling. Pre-job conferences and dispute resolution methods.

  • CIM 4300 - Concrete Mixture Design

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CIM 3100. A detailed study on the standard practices of designing and proportioning various types of concrete mixtures. Addresses the basic principles that govern the use of different types of cements, aggregates, supplementary cementitious materials, and chemical admixtures in concrete mixture design.

  • CIM 4910 - Capstone  3 credit hours  

    CIM 4910 - Capstone

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major and the student's career interest. Solution(s) for problem(s) presented to a committee of concrete industry representatives. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness and effectiveness of solution, and presentation skills.

  • CIM 4200 - Senior Concrete Lab

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CIM 3000 with C or better; senior standing. Opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of concrete and cement chemistry in a laboratory environment. The student will be evaluated by his/her ability to investigate a concrete situation and resolve the issue with a laboratory project. Graded activities include in-class exercises, written reports, and oral presentations. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • ET 3910 - Introduction to Operations Management  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    ET 3910 - Introduction to Operations Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. A foundation course in manufacturing and service operations management. Problem-solving applications emphasized.

  • MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

NOTE:

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules. The advisor listing can be found at www.mtsu.edu/ccm/.

Road Construction Technology Certificate

Road Construction Technology Certificate

Concrete and Construction Management  
615-898-2419
Kelly Strong, director
Kelly.Strong@mtsu.edu

www.mtsu.edu/ccm

The Road Construction Technology certificate offers students an opportunity to advance their knowledge in this specialized area of construction. This one-year program requires 15 hours.

Road Construction Technology Certificate (15 hours)

  • CIM 1500 - Basic Road Construction Safety

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. The study of best-known safe work practices in the road construction industry. Upon successful completion of the course, student will have a working knowledge of how to be safe as well as maintain a safe work environment. Offers preparation for the MSHA and OSHA certification exams.

  • CIM 2500 - Road Construction Problem Solving and Decision Making

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Study of various problem solving and decision making methodologies as well as best-known customer service practices. Upon successful completion of this course, student will have a working knowledge of how to quickly analyze the situation and resolve it by using superior communication and negotiation skills.

  • CIM 2510 - Fundamentals of Road Construction

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Develops fundamental skills in the areas of construction science, building and construction design, material resources, technical writing, applied math, and basic computer skills.

  • CIM 2520 - Advanced Road Construction

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Further develops skills acquired from CIM 2510 in the areas of construction science, building and construction design, material resources, technical writing, applied math, and computer skills.

  • CIM 3310 - Road Construction Internship I

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. This 400-hour, hands-on training will consist of working with earth moving equipment, pavers, compaction equipment, milling and cutting equipment, crushing equipment, recycling/stabilizing equipment, below grade construction. Trained MTSU faculty and industry professionals will lead this effort and put the interns through highly structured training program.

  • CIM 3320 - Road Construction Internship II

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. This 400-hour, hands-on training will further enhance the training received in CIM 3310. It will consist of working with earth moving equipment, pavers, compaction equipment, milling and cutting equipment, crushing equipment, recycling/stabilizing equipment, below grade construction. Trained industry professionals will lead this effort and put the interns through highly structured training program. This training will take place at the participant's dealer location.

 

 

Our adjunct faculty bring outstanding professional experience to our programs. Many are industry leaders with decorated careers and honors. Importantly, they are innovative educators who offer hands-on learning to our students to prepare them to enter and thrive in a dynamic, and oftentimes emerging, industry and professional world. They inspire, instruct, and challenge our students toward academic and professional success.

Concrete Industry Management

CIM 1050 - Blueprint Reading
1 credit hour

Provides a broad-based background in interpreting blueprints. Typical plans for both residential and commercial building reviewed.

CIM 1500 - Basic Road Construction Safety
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. The study of best-known safe work practices in the road construction industry. Upon successful completion of the course, student will have a working knowledge of how to be safe as well as maintain a safe work environment. Offers preparation for the MSHA and OSHA certification exams.

CIM 2500 - Road Construction Problem Solving and Decision Making
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Study of various problem solving and decision making methodologies as well as best-known customer service practices. Upon successful completion of this course, student will have a working knowledge of how to quickly analyze the situation and resolve it by using superior communication and negotiation skills.

CIM 2510 - Fundamentals of Road Construction
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Develops fundamental skills in the areas of construction science, building and construction design, material resources, technical writing, applied math, and basic computer skills.

CIM 2520 - Advanced Road Construction
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Further develops skills acquired from CIM 2510 in the areas of construction science, building and construction design, material resources, technical writing, applied math, and computer skills.

CIM 3000 - Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111; CCM 1010. Concrete testing, admixtures, placing, and finishing. Effects of concrete-making materials on properties of fresh and hardened concrete materials. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

CIM 3050 - Concrete Construction Methods
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CCM 1010 or CIM 3000. Forming and shoring, placing and reinforcing; transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing, and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, slabs on ground, structural frames, and other structural members; erecting precast concrete members; waterproofing concrete foundations.

CIM 3060 - Understanding the Concrete Construction System
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Detailed look at how the concrete construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their function, concrete industry codes and standards, concrete construction processes, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and concrete construction markets.

CIM 3070 - Site Planning, Layout, and Preparation
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CCM 1010 and completion of program math requirements. Activities required to successfully prepare a site for concrete work. Includes initial site investigation, surveying, groundwork, subbase preparation, and elevations. Exposes students to modern technological tools and methods such the use of GPS, EDM, and lasers. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

CIM 3080 - Formwork Design and Computerized Drafting
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3050. Overview of costs and safety with regard to formwork selection, design, and construction. Reviews the various forming systems available and how they may be integrated for use in specific project circumstances. Includes a basic review of CAD drafting techniques and their applications.

CIM 3090 - Computer Applications in Concrete and Construction Industries
3 credit hours

Studies most commonly used computer software applications being used by the concrete and construction industries. Upon completion students will have working knowledge of the software in the advanced CIM classes as well as the industry.

CIM 3100 - Applications of Concrete Construction
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  CIM 3050. Details many uses of concrete in the construction of buildings, pavements, and other facilities. Emphasis on the advantages, disadvantages, and unique problems faced by materials suppliers, contractors, and design professionals when concrete is chosen for specific applications.

CIM 3300 - Concrete Industry Internship
1 to 9 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the concrete industry. The student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report will be submitted by the student detailing the internship experience.

CIM 3310 - Road Construction Internship I
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. This 400-hour, hands-on training will consist of working with earth moving equipment, pavers, compaction equipment, milling and cutting equipment, crushing equipment, recycling/stabilizing equipment, below grade construction. Trained MTSU faculty and industry professionals will lead this effort and put the interns through highly structured training program.

CIM 3320 - Road Construction Internship II
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. This 400-hour, hands-on training will further enhance the training received in CIM 3310. It will consist of working with earth moving equipment, pavers, compaction equipment, milling and cutting equipment, crushing equipment, recycling/stabilizing equipment, below grade construction. Trained industry professionals will lead this effort and put the interns through highly structured training program. This training will take place at the participant's dealer location.

CIM 3600 - Advanced Concrete Project Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3060. A continuation of the construction management concepts taught in CIM 3060. Emphasis on application of advanced project management concepts. A group activity involving management of a complex concrete construction project.

CIM 4010 - Design and Construction Issues
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CCM 3200. A review of concrete construction materials and their physical and mechanical properties. Special emphasis placed on the concepts of mechanics of materials and resolving design/construction mismatches.

CIM 4030 - Issues in the Concrete and Construction Industry: A Legal and Ethical Perspective
1 credit hour

Prerequisite: CIM 3050. Involves a case study approach to critically analyzing historical and current events in the concrete and construction industry. Particular emphasis on developing a managerial decision-making process incorporating ethical, legal, financial, and other business perspectives.

CIM 4050 - Management of Concrete Products: Ordering and Delivering
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Provides student with basic understanding on managing order and delivery processes common to all concrete products. Emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Key differences in the order and delivery functions of ready mix concrete, concrete masonry, pre-cast concrete, pre-stress concrete, and concrete pipe supplemented by product-specific guest lectures and plant tours.

CIM 4060 - Management of Concrete Products: Production Facilities
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Provides student with basic understanding of managing the manufacturing process common to all concrete products production facilities. Emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Review of key differences in manufacturing process of ready mix concrete, concrete masonry, precast concrete, pre-stress concrete, and concrete pipe explained through product-specific guest lectures and plant tours.

CIM 4070 - Concrete Contracting Personnel Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CIM declared major and senior standing. Application of personnel management techniques in the contracting business. Emphasis on adapting management styles to various employee personality traits, training techniques, personal management, effective and efficient management of equipment and other resources, and leadership development.  

CIM 4100 - Field Management and Supervision
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Senior standing; CCM 1010 with C or better. Offers knowledge and skills to effectively manage concrete construction jobsite activities. Emphasis on safety, equipment identification and use, maintenance, contingency plans, and worksite productivity.

CIM 4150 - Concrete Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Dispute Resolution
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3100 with C or better. Diagnosing and preventing problems related to concrete production, testing, construction, and performance. Identifying causes of fresh and hardened concrete problems such as fast and slow setting, air content variations, low strength, cracking, and scaling. Pre-job conferences and dispute resolution methods.

CIM 4200 - Senior Concrete Lab
2 credit hours

Prerequisites: CIM 3000 with C or better; senior standing. Opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of concrete and cement chemistry in a laboratory environment. The student will be evaluated by his/her ability to investigate a concrete situation and resolve the issue with a laboratory project. Graded activities include in-class exercises, written reports, and oral presentations. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

CIM 4300 - Concrete Mixture Design
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3100. A detailed study on the standard practices of designing and proportioning various types of concrete mixtures. Addresses the basic principles that govern the use of different types of cements, aggregates, supplementary cementitious materials, and chemical admixtures in concrete mixture design.

CIM 4400 - Decorative Concrete
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Understanding and utilizing decorative concrete design applications, production, stamping, staining, and sealing. Manufacturing of concrete countertops, as well as vertical, flooring, and ornamental applications.

CIM 4500 - Masonry
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3000. Use, types, and manufacture of concrete masonry units. Discusses common techniques and technical considerations relating to construction using concrete masonry. Reviews typical laboratory testing procedures used for very specific compliance of concrete masonry units for use in construction.

CIM 4600 - Design, Production, and Manufacture of Precast Concrete
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CIM 3050. Covers all relevant topics within the precast concrete industry including design, manufacture, handling, transportation, safety, quality, and erection of precast concrete productions. Helps minimize learning curve as a new professional in the precast industry.

CIM 4700 - Global Concrete Production and Construction Technologies
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. EXL course that includes a detailed look and hands-on experience in the concrete and construction industries in another part of the world. Classroom lectures include theoretical concepts and cultural expectations during travel; training portion allows students to apply the knowledge while working in a different culture and part of the world.

CIM 4800 - Special Problems in Concrete Industry Management
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Permission of department and declared CIM major. Opportunity to pursue projects of individual interest in concrete industry management. Projects may be technical and/or managerial in nature and may require any combination of literature reviews, lab work, field studies, and other research methods. A faculty member will approve a formally submitted proposal for the study, supervise progress, and grade a report and a presentation which are required upon completion of the project. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of undergraduate credit.

CIM 4910 - Capstone
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major and the student's career interest. Solution(s) for problem(s) presented to a committee of concrete industry representatives. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness and effectiveness of solution, and presentation skills.

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