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SDI offers two online programs that provide students with a hands-on education in the firearms industry. 

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Associate of Science in Firearms Technology

The Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program offers SDI students the opportunity to gain a complete understanding of firearms technology and how to navigate the unique and exciting firearms industry without having to travel or relocate. This 60-semester-hour program is the most comprehensive of SDI’s programs, and is one of only a handful of firearms-specific degree programs in the nation.

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Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing

For students looking to hone their gunsmithing skills, learn the techniques needed to operate a gunsmithing business, gain a valuable credential or expand their hobby into a career, SDI’s Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing program is a great fit. In this 32-credit program, you’ll learn gunsmithing techniques and practices, shooting sports management, and more—you’ll also complete a build of your choice.

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Application Process

Step 1: Submit your SDI Enrollment Agreement

Step 2: Submit a front and back copy of your valid government ID

Step 3: Submit official copies of all previously attended college and military transcripts

Step 4: Work with SDI’s Financial Services for a smooth funding process

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How It Works

SDI is a distance learning institute, which means students enjoy the benefits of flexible online learning and access to experienced staff without having to travel or relocate. SDI provides the materials, instruction, and support to help you succeed.

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Tuition & Funding

SDI makes getting an education you’re passionate about easy and affordable. Both of our programs are approved for use of most VA and TA military benefits as well as Federal Student Aid, based on eligibility, and we work with each student to make sure that his or her enrollment process and funding plans go as smoothly as possible. We offer affordable, no-interest monthly payments so that all students achieve the education they desire with the funding plan that works for them.

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Military Students

We strive to provide the best possible service to our current and former service members as they pursue their educational goals.

SDI makes it a priority to promote lifelong learning and professional development for veterans, active-duty military, and their families. Learn more about our commitment to military-connected students.

Active Duty

SDI is approved for use of Active Duty Tuition Assistance. Click below to learn more about the resources available to active duty students at SDI.

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Veterans

SDI recognizes the unique needs of veteran students. Our staff is prepared to offer guidance and support from application to graduation.

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Requirements

Education at SDI is challenging and rewarding for students of all backgrounds and skill levels. After you’ve done the research to find the right program for you, make sure you fulfill all of our enrollment and admission requirements.

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The hands-on aspect of being able to work on all the projects was the best part. Just having a lot of fun working on the various exercises, communicating with my fellow students and my instructors. I received very good feedback throughout all the course curriculum.

Chris Clark2019 Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree Graduate

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