MTSU’s CIM Receives ATMAE Accreditation

On Nov. 9, 2022, the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) received a full six-year initial accreditation from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).   The ATMAE accreditation process entails a comprehensive evaluation of academic programs in nineteen areas focusing on program goals, outcomes, student success, curriculum development, facilities, employer satisfaction, and industry advisory committees.  The accreditation process culminates with a three day site visit by external reviewers who interview the program’s various stakeholders and make recommendations for improvements.

“ATMAE accreditation is an important validation of program success by external reviewers,” said Kelly Strong, Director of MTSU’s School of Concrete and Construction Management. “Accreditation requires a great deal of data collection, analysis and reporting.  The excellent outcome of our accreditation review is a testament to the committed students, faculty, staff and industry partners we have in our Concrete Industry Management program at MTSU.  Professor Huddleston, The CIM Director at MTSU played a pivotal role in leading the effort to get our CIM program accredited by ATMAE.  The review team was very impressed with his leadership of the program.”

“Accreditation gives current and potential students assurance of receiving a quality education that will be recognized by employers and other academic institutions,” added CIM Director Jon Huddleston.  “This achievement reinforces that MTSU’s CIM program provides top quality education with results that lead to a rewarding career. ”

The six-year ATMAE accreditation along with the completion of the new SCCM building on MTSU’s campus has positioned the CIM program for an exciting period of growth and program development. For more information on the CIM undergraduate and graduate programs at Middle Tennessee State University, contact Professor Jon Huddleston at