Sonoran Desert Institute

Sonoran Desert Institute — Firearms Programs & Courses

October 11, 2021
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Sonoran Desert Institute

  • SDI is an accredited school offering degree and certificate programs and courses
  • Online, distance learning
  • Flexible schedule

Sonoran Desert Institute is a DEAC-accredited school that offers online firearms technology programs and courses that combine hands-on training with the flexibility of learning at home. SDI students are guided by professional faculty with relevant and diverse industry experience. Our programs are delivered using modern technology and feature both current and traditional techniques to help ensure success after graduation.


Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree (ASFT) 60 credit hours
Our most comprehensive program, the Associate degree, covers topics ranging from the basics of gunsmithing and learning how to set up and operate a successful business, to advanced specializations via your Firearms Technology Elective course. General education coursework rounds out your requirements.

Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing (CFTG) 32 credit hours
This program offers detailed courses, starting with an introduction to firearms and gunsmithing. You’ll then learn topics like an exploration of different types of firearms, troubleshooting, sights, custom finishes, optics, ballistics, restoration, shooting sport management, and comprehensive coursework including a full build in an SDI armorer platform of your choice.

Available Courses Include Topics Featuring:
• Armorer Skills and Functions
• Shooting Sports Management
• Stock-Checkering
• Muzzleloader Build
• Kydex Forming
• Scope Mounting
• Customizing & Woodworking
• And More

Based on eligibility, funding options for SDI’s programs include:
• Veterans benefits including the GI Bill®
• Active Duty Tuition Assistance
• Federal Student Aid (FSA)
• Employer Tuition Assistance
• No-interest payment plans

Your journey towards an en exciting career starts here. Take the first step now by learning more at SDI.EDU or call 480-999-4767 to get started.

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