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.
TMCC is part of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and offers you opportunities to get involved in scientific research early in your college career. Research experience gives you a jump in many career pathways, including cell & molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and public health.
Northern Nevada is facing a shortage of healthcare workers as the population grows and ages. TMCC can prepare you for a job as a Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomist (CLS), Dental Assistant, Dietetic Technician, or Paramedic. Or you can pursue a path in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Radiologic Technology, or Veterinary Nursing. Your education can make a difference in the health and safety of our community!
Dr. Julie Ellsworth
Location: RDMT 324 B
Degrees and Certificates
View all of our degrees and certificates in the TMCC Catalog.
Academic Program Director: Julie Muhle
Director: Lori McDonald
Dietetic Technician Program
Academic Program Director: Heather Graham-Williams
Director: Jody Covert
Director: Mike Schulz
- CPR/First Aid
- Emergency Management Homeland Security
- Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic Programs
- EMS Continuing Education
- Fire Technology
- Wildland Fire
Director: Rori Wilkis
Executive Assistant: Barb Evans
Academic Program Director: Michelle Noreen