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Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of 100% online delivery; or other learning modalities. The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

  • SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult Learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning.
  • SDI Students take responsibility for their own learning, achievement, and advancement.
  • SDI Instructors and Faculty Members are professionally qualified and trained for teaching in the distance learning environment, Faculty support Students through each course, ensuring that assignments are completed and course objectives and learning outcomes are achieved.
  • SDI staff, including Academic Service advisors help Students achieve their educational goals.
  • SDI resources, including the Student Accessible web site, Library, and Student Portal enrich the academic experience and enable students to gain knowledge and build career skills.

Students at SDI often tell us that the academic experience at SDI rivals or exceeds that found at other institutions throughout the country. Find out how SDI can help you achieve your academic goals from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or wherever you may be.







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Why SDI?

The Sonoran Desert Institute mission is – “adding value to our students’ lives by providing innovative, relevant and
applicable workplace-driven education through distance-delivered instruction.”

We are committed to your success – whether you are actively seeking employment, or simply honing your personal, technical skills.


Since 2004, the Sonoran Desert Institute has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.


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    8767 E. Via de Ventura Suite 126 Scottsdale, AZ 85258