SDI offers the following online programs designed to help you reach your goals, no matter where you are in your career. We welcome students from all stages of life, from recent high school graduates to military veterans. SDI equips all students with the skills they need to pursue a career in firearms technology and the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry.


60 Credits / Four 16-Week Semesters Explore Program

Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing

32 Credits / Two 16-Week Semesters Explore Program

Certificate in Firearms Technology – Handgun Specialist

16 Credits / One 20-Week Semester Explore Program

Certificate in Unmanned Technology - Aerial Systems

16 Credits / One 16-Week Semester Explore Program

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Life As An SDI Student

Military Resource Center

We work hard to make enrollment simple for servicemen and women, even when navigating military benefits. We work directly with a number of active duty and veteran assistance programs and organizations. Plus, we’re well-versed in the details of the funding process, the unique challenges of a military student, and the life experiences of our military personnel.
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Active Duty

We’re here to help make education easier for our nation's active duty military.

Plan Your Future


As a large part of our student population at SDI, our veteran students are in good company.

Take the Next Step

Qualified Instructors

Our staff and faculty have deep experience in the firearms and unmanned industries that we put to work to help you succeed.

The Next Step

The future is built by those who take action. If you’re ready, we’re ready to put you on a new path.