Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), an industry leader in providing accredited and accelerated distance learning, is proud to announce two new partnerships that will give SDI students added value to their education. With the new arrangement, SDI students and alumni will receive a wide range of discounts from Brownells and DipWizard as part of the school’s ongoing commitment to its students long-term success.

“Financial considerations are always important to students and new businesses, so we’re working with many of the industry leaders to ensure our students receive every economic advantage possible,” says Pam Rogers, director of Sonoran Desert Institute. “We’re very pleased to partner with Brownells and DipWizard to help our students reduce their expenses and increase their opportunities for success.”

Brownells is the world’s largest supplier of gun parts, gunsmithing tools and shooting accessories. For more than 70 years, shooters, professional gunsmiths, hobbyists, military/law enforcement armorers and gun tinkerers have turned to Brownells for high-quality gun parts and supplies they need, and SDI students will enjoy discounts on many Brownells products. Similarly, Dip Wiizard, located in Anderson, S.C, will provide discounts on hydrographics services to allow SDI students to decorate metal, machined goods, wood, and many other substrates with a wide array of decorative patterns. For more information on these two SDI Partners, visit and

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 Firearms Technology offers a 40 semester-credit Gunsmithing Certificate course and is the most complete gunsmith 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 necessary to become a gunsmith. The Firearms Technology program requires 60 semester credit hours.

Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of distance delivery. 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 or call 800.336.8939.

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