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-Baker

Executive Assistant

Khris Lundy
Location: RDMT 327
Telephone: 775-673-7182

Degrees and Certificates

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


Biology and Public Health Department
Chair: Meeghan Gray

Career and Technical Education Leadership
Coordinator: Julie Muhle

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: Heidi Himler

Director: Jody Covert

Public Safety
Director: Mike Schulz

Radiologic Technology
Director: Rori Wilkis

Surgical Technology
Administrative Assistant: Toni Hippert

Veterinary Nursing
Academic Program Director: Michele Noreen