Vet Technician Programs
There are a vast number of vet technician programs to choose from across the nation. The training varies depending on the academic institution which you choose to attend. Most vet techs choose to complete a two year program from a community college, vocational school, or junior college, and as a result earn an associate's degree in science. When evaluating which program to enroll in, make sure you check with the national veterinary medical association for your country (in the United States and Canada; other nations have similar groups).
When considering a vet technician program, there are a myriad of factors to evaluate. Besides obvious issues like location and tuition expenses, try to find out information about alumni job placement and graduation rates. Since all vet techs are required to pass a national licensing exam, also ask about what percentage of students pass on their first attempt.
In recent years, a number of vet technician programs have begun offering online training. While this form of distance learning can be quite effective, especially for those who have scheduling conflicts, it only covers the most basic parts of the curriculum. Classroom instruction may be substituted in this manner, but practical and lab experience will still require in person attendance.