Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) is proud to announce a new partnership with the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, an association dedicated to the advancement of the art of custom gunmaking. Sonoran Desert Institute, one of the nation’s premier distance learning schools, is a new ACGG member and will incorporate an ACGG-produced instructional DVD on stock finishing as part of the regular SDI curriculum.
“The American Custom Gunmakers Guild actively works to broaden knowledge and appreciation for fine quality custom firearms and to advance custom gunmaking as an actual art form,” says Pam Rogers, Director of the Sonoran Desert Institute. “ACGG membership includes some of the nation’s most highly acclaimed gunmakers, and we’re very pleased to share some of that expertise with our students at SDI.”
Headquartered in Midland, Mich., the American Custom Gunmakers Guild (ACGG) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of the art of custom gunmaking and to promote standards of excellence. ACGG membership includes individual craftsmen who are in the trade of custom gunmaking (stockmakers, metalsmiths, engravers, and other specialists), as well as individuals and companies which have an interest in fine quality custom firearms. For more information on American Custom Gunmakers Guild, visit www.ACGG.org
Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited distance learning school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in allied health, real estate and construction and firearms technology.
Sonoran Desert Institute School of Gunsmithing offers a 40 semester-credit certificate course and is the most complete training program of its kind. The Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology program prepares students for personal development and/or employment in the custom gun trade, from entry-level employees to small business owners. Students learn about custom firearms, stocks, rifles, handguns, shotguns, metal refinishing, ballistics, metal work and engraving, and business principles. The Firearms Technology program requires 60 semester credit hours.
Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of 100 percent online delivery; or other learning modalities. The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning, and feature one-on-one faculty class facilitation.
To learn more about on the highly acclaimed distance learning programs at Sonoran Desert Institute, visit www.SDI.edu or call 480.314.2102.