Online would be better than none, you would probably then have to work with a vet for so long after wards. I know the college I plan on going to makes you work 20 hours with a vet before they even allow to attend. They do a lot of hands on work in your second year, but if you did an internship with a vet tech it might be able to take place of the hands all work. No one can tell you want your area wants for sure, so your best bet would be to call 2 to 10 local vets and see what is preferred.
Extreme Trail Rider and Barrel Racer.
King - 11 year old Tennessee Walker Gelding
Sassie- 7 Year old Appaloosa Mare