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Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety Division

In today’s world, science is integral to so many career fields. The Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety Division at TMCC is home to science degrees and courses, such as biology, chemistry, and other physical sciences like environmental science, and geology to name a few. Quality general education courses will assist you in transferring to a college or university with a broad knowledge of math, science and health-related topics.

TMCC is part of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and offers you numerous opportunities to get involved in scientific research during your early college courses.

If you are interested in a career in an allied health field, TMCC also offers a wide variety of health-related degrees and certificates. Northern Nevada is facing a shortage of healthcare workers as the population grows and ages; TMCC can prepare you for a job in nursing, community health sciences, dental assisting or dental hygiene, emergency medicine, and many more.


Dr. Julie Ellsworth


Biology Department and Community Health Sciences
Chair: Laura Briggs

Certified Nursing Assistant Program and Clinical Laboratory Specialist
Coordinator: Susan Bluhm

Dental Assisting
Coordinator: Julie Muhle

Dental Hygiene
Director: Lori McDonald

Dietetic Technician Program
Coordinator: Heather Graham-Williams

Director: Jody Covert

Public Safety
Director: Darryl Cleveland

Radiologic Technology
Interim Director: Kim Harn

Veterinary Technician
Coordinator: Michelle Noreen