Advisory Council Members
  • Warren Biggs, Medina County Career Center
  • Holly Colson, Mielke
  • Jerome Grzincic, EMS
  • Richard Hopkins, Medina County Career Center
  • Gail Jennings, Kimmel Heating & Cooling
  • Marc Mapel, EMS
  • Tom Maupin
  • Daniel Naftzger, Affordable Heating and Cooling Solutions, LLC
  • Matthew Peyton, Cleveland Clinic
  • Chuck Slaybaugh, Steingass Mechanical Contracting
  • Frank Staron, Kamm Star Contractors, Inc.
  • Jonathan Tipple
  • Joe Werner, Mielke
  • Ron Wheeler, Discount Drug Mart
  • Brian Wick, One Hour Heating & AC
  • Randy Zinn, Zinn Mechanical

College Credit – Students have the opportunity to earn college credits in this program

Rick Hopkins, Instructor

RHopkins@mcjvs.edu

Extension:  263

Began at MCCC:  2006

Education
  • Buckeye High School, Ohio
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Kent State University:  Career-Technical Education
Industry Experience
Mr. Hopkins started his career in the HVAC industry during high school.  He worked for a few HVAC companies before starting his own HVAC company.His company served Medina, Cuyahoga, and other surrounding counties for over 14 years. After Mr. Hopkins sold his business, he flew as a commercial pilot for three years before starting the HVAC program at MCCC.
Certifications
  • EPA 608 Certification
  • National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) Certified Instructor:
    • Core Curriculum
    • HVAC
    • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • ICE Certified
  • State of Ohio:  Contractor’s License HV#14628
  • Ohio Department of Education:  Teaching License
Interests/Hobbies  Playing soccer, camping, motorcycles, and aviation