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Engineering & Robotics


  • Brian Acquesta
    • (505) 897-0110 ex: 40172
    • Engineering, Webmaster, Department Chair

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Engineering Design 1

Course Number: 80331

In Engineering Design 1, the student studies the process of converting ideas and designs into technical drawings and communicates these ideas through drafting and design techniques. The student achieves understanding of the design and communication process by understanding traditional drafting techniques and increasing productivity through the use of CAD software. Career interests are explored.

Engineering Design 2

Course Number: 80332

In Engineering Design 2, the student utilizes the computer to learn advanced drafting and design techniques while applying drafting theories and standards to solve design problems. The student focuses on the integration of general employability skills with the course design problems.

Engineering Design 3

Course Number: 80346

In Engineering Design 3 the student pursues advanced directed study in an area of Engineering graphics and design, building on the skills developed in Engineering Design 1 and 2. The student produces a project(s) which demonstrates knowledge of Engineering content guided by the Instructor. He/She has the ability to work independently, to form goals, become familiar with careers and develop work habits of professionals. Literacy is integrated throughout the course.

Engineering Design 4

Course Number: 80348

In Engineering Design 4, a student pursues advanced individual study in an area of Engineering graphics and design through an Industry work-site experience or through an independent and instructor guided project. The student assumes responsibility for identifying, pursuing, and culminating an activity that expands knowledge about some phase of the Engineering industry. He/She researches career fields and employability requirements that fit the skills developed in this course. Literacy is integrated throughout the course.

Intro to Robotics

Course Number: 696131

An Engineering laboratory course designed to teach the student programming, functions of electronic devices, and robotic and material fabrication methods. Students design and build automated systems, and gain an enriched understanding of the contemporary mechanical world.


Robotics Competition Team

VEX Robotics is a world-wide organization that offers students a platform for learning and understanding science, technology, engineering, and math.

Our teams compete year-round at local events in the Albuquerque Robotics League, with the season culminating in March at the New Mexico Robotics State Championships, hosted here at our very own Cibola High School! If our team were to win a qualifying award at the State Championship, we would be eligible for the VEX World Championships.

This tournament brings the best teams from all over the world together and allows them to compete for scholarship opportunities and gain engineering knowledge.


Club Accomplishments

  • 2022-2023 Season
    • 2023 New Mexico State Excellence Award
    • 2023 New Mexico State Design Award
    • 2023 Albuquerque Robotics League Excellence Award
    • 2023 Albuquerque Robotics League Design Award
  • 2021-2022 Season
    • 2022 New Mexico State Excellence Award
    • 2022 Albuquerque Robotics League Excellence Award
    • 2022 Albuquerque Robotics League Design Award
  • 2020-2021 Season
    • 2021 New Mexico State Design Award
    • 1st Place in Skills Challenge During 2021 State Competition
    • 2021 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2019-2020 Season
    • 2020 New Mexico State Design Award
    • 2020 Tournament Champion at Albuquerque Robotics League
  • 2018-2019 Season
    • 2019 New Mexico State Champions
    • 1st Place In Skills Challenge During 2019 State Competition
    • 2018 Excellence at Albuquerque Robotics League
  • 2017-2018 Season
    • 2018 New Mexico State Champions
    • 1st Place In Skills Challenge During 2018 State Competition
    • 2017 Design Award At The UNM Regional Tournament
    • 2017 Amaze Award At The UNM Regional Tournament