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Concrete Industry Management (B.S.)

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A Concrete Career Path

Graduates of the concrete industry management program will fill the growing demand for technical managers in pre-stressed concrete product manufacturing, ready-mix sales and marketing and supply chain management for regional concrete producers. The concrete industry management (CIM) program has been developed by and is supported by the Regional Patrons Group representing South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri – a region that has high demand for graduates of CIM programs. As you progress through the program, you will be able to earn two American concrete industry technical certifications, a management or marketing minor and participate in paid internships with potential future employers.  

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have solid communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Can make decisions under pressure.
  • Enjoy working with a variety of people.
  • Are able to see the big picture and work toward achieving goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Building /construction inspector
  • Concrete specialist
  • Estimator
  • General contractor
  • Marketing representative for concrete industry
  • Manufacturer’s field representative
  • Production/plant manager
  • Project manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Technical sales representative

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.