Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety Division - Vice President of Academic Affairs - Truckee Meadows Community College

Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety Division

Science is the foundation of all health-related careers. The Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety (LAP) Division at TMCC is home to Biology and Community Health Sciences and a variety of certificate and degree programs related to health and safety. The quality education offered through these programs will prepare you for transfer or for direct entry into the healthcare workforce.

Skills Certificate Interest Form

If you are interested in a short-term certification, please complete our interest form to receive additional information.  

Otherwise, for information on the wide range of degrees and certificates in Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety, please explore the departments below.


Dr. Julie Ellsworth

Executive Assistant

Barb Evans
Location: RDMT 324 B
Telephone: 775-673-7180

Degrees and Certificates

View all of our degrees and certificates in the TMCC Catalog.


Biology Department and Community Health Sciences
Chair: Meeghan Gray

Certified Nursing Assistant Program and Clinical Laboratory Specialist
Coordinator: Nancy Dibble

Dental Assisting
Academic Program Director: Julie Muhle

Dental Hygiene
Director: Lori McDonald

Dietetic Technician Program
Academic Program Director: Heather Graham-Williams

Director: Jody Covert

Public Safety
Director: Mike Schulz

Radiologic Technology
Director: Rori Wilkis

Surgical Technology
Executive Assistant: Barb Evans

Veterinary Nursing
Academic Program Director: Michelle Noreen