The accrediting body for CIM is the National Steering Committee (NSC) for Concrete Industry Management. As an academic discipline, CIM arrived so recently on the collegiate scene that the NSC has not yet formulated nor published official accreditation standards for the field. Development of appropriate standards has been under way for some time, and the NSC is believed to be in the final stages of refinement of these standards.
The CIM program at Texas State is expecting an accreditation site visit in the Summer semester of 2013.
The mission of the CIM program reads as follows: The CIM program at Texas State University aspires to be a nationally recognized student-centered, industry-oriented program that produces exceptional graduates that are knowledgeable in concrete technology and techniques, and capable of managing people and systems to promote products, services and devices related to the concrete industry.
There are only five universities in the nation that possess CIM programs, and the program at Texas State University – San Marcos is the newest of the five. The other four schools are New Jersey Institute of Technology, Arizona State University, California State University at Chico, and Middle Tennessee State University, the oldest of the five programs and the program designated by the NSC as the “flagship” program of the fleet.
General information about CIM, and about the NSC, can be found at: