Current Students 2018 Update

Sonoran Desert Institute

When you become an enrolled SDI student, in addition to exemplary curriculum you'll receive tools and resources to help you excel throughout your time here. Need help? Call the campus at (480) 314-2102.

Current SDI Student Tools & Resources

When you become an enrolled SDI student, in addition to exemplary curriculum you’ll receive tools and resources to help you excel throughout your time here. We think these tools will help make your student life easier, and we hope you’re as happy with them as we are.

Simply refer to the login information you received in your welcome packet to gain access to your personal updates. If you don’t remember your login info or have lost it, call (480) 314-2102 or email

SDI has implemented a new learning management platform called Moodle. If you have enrolled since May 16th, 2016 or are a current student and received an email stating to log in to Moodle, you may log in here:

Moodle Login

If you have been using the Absorb learning platform and have not been instructed to log in to Moodle, you can continue to log in to Absorb using the link below. Uses can continue to log into Absorb to view their grades as well.

Absorb Login

NOTE: If you are a current student and have questions for one of our SDI team members, please call the campus at (480) 314-2102 or visit our Department Contacts page for department-specific email addresses.

Looking for more firearms knowledge to supplement your SDI education? Our partners at the International Firearm Specialist Academy (IFSA) offer an online course to become an accredited Certified Firearm Specialist. Many of the SDI faculty and staff have completed this course and were blown away by the information. This step-by-step course will teach you everything you need to know to keep yourself within regulatory compliance. Please make sure to mention you’re an SDI student or graduate when requesting more information.

SDI Field Study options offer select graduates the invaluable opportunity to work hand-in-hand, on-location, with businesses and manufacturers nationwide. Click here to view locations and application requirements. *Note: Field Studies are only available to graduates of the Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree program. Not all who apply will be selected.

Field Studies

Looking for a way to set yourself apart from your fellow students? Certain students may be eligible for inclusion in our student Honor Societies, based on GPA, recommendation, armed forces service, and more. Find out about our Honor Societies and what you can do to become a member!

Honor Societies

It’s important to us that our students have access to tools that not only make them better students, but also make them better citizens. If you haven’t registered to vote, please do so—it’s your right and civic duty!

Voter Registration

Some of our programs have changed as we continue to make improvements to our curriculum. If you have enrolled in or completed one of our programs prior to 2018, you can find your program here.

Previous Programs and Program Versions