Susan A Nicholson

Residential Faculty - Interior Design

Program Director :

Applied Sciences and Technology

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC-120

480-461-7391 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
   By appointmentBy appointment

I am also available before and after class.  Please contact me for an appointment during those times.

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture 3 Credits
Historical survey of the development of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24587
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24587 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: maria.saporito@mesacc.edu

INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture 3 Credits
Survey of the development of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on modern architects and designers. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24588
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/21/2019 - 12/13/2019
We
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Class Ended

INT150 Color and Design 3 Credits
Introduction to the theory and application of color as related to the elements and principles of design. Light and its effect on color. Emphasis on the development of presentation skills for the field of interior design. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24589
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
Tu
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24589 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructors at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu and lisa.stow@mesacc.edu

INT170 Interior Materials 3 Credits
Properties, performance, maintenance, sustainability and general characteristic of interior finishes, furnishings, and equipment. Emphasis on building a resource file of interior finishes, furnishings, and equipment sources.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT105 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37255
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2019 - 12/13/2019
Th
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 37255 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu

INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design 3 Credits
Exploration into the specific requirements associated with kitchen and bath design. Emphasis on the design process and computer-based tools for interior design.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190 and (ARC141 or INT140).
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37258
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2019 - 12/13/2019
Fr
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 37258 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu and cherise.robb@mesacc.edu
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Fall Flex Start 2019

INT105 Introduction to Interior Design 3 Credits
Overview of interior design and related professions, including the design process, elements and principles of design, and basic concepts of space planning and furniture layout. Development of design vocabulary relative to architectural details, furnishings, and finishes. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24586
Dobson Campus
Lecture
09/09/2019 - 12/13/2019
Mo
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24586 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: marilyn.bartz@mesacc.edu
Class 24586 This course is designed as a "hands on" learning experience, with approximately 50% of your time spent working in self study on mini projects.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 24586 There is no required book for this course. There is an optional, loose-leaf text available in the bookstore. All project materials are provided in this course. Students are not required to purchase outside supplies.

INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3 Credits
Development of basic freehand sketching and perspective drawing skills. Explores styles and techniques with emphasis on quick sketch and presentation type drawings as used by design professionals. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38878
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
09/03/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Notes: Class 38878 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: maria.saporito@mesacc.edu and cherise.robb@mesacc.edu
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

INT215 Professional Practices 3 Credits
Marketing, business processes, and ethical issues in the interior design industry. Create materials for use in the profession including a portfolio, resume, and online presence. Includes hands-on experiences within the interior design field.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27191
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2019 - 12/13/2019
Fr
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 27191 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu

Spring 2020

INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design 3 Credits
Exploration into the specific requirements associated with kitchen and bath design. Emphasis on the design process and computer-based tools for interior design.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190 and (ARC141 or INT140).
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27607
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
Th
12:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Open

8 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27607 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu
Class 27607 Students are required to have the NBKA Planning Guidelines, which can be purchased for around $15, new.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring Flex Start 2020

INT170 Interior Materials 3 Credits
Properties, performance, maintenance, sustainability and general characteristic of interior finishes, furnishings, and equipment. Emphasis on building a resource file of interior finishes, furnishings, and equipment sources.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT105 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27764
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

16 of 35
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27764 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructors at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu and nicole.reddin@mesacc.edu

INT215 Professional Practices 3 Credits
Marketing, business processes, and ethical issues in the interior design industry. Create materials for use in the profession including a portfolio, resume, and online presence. Includes hands-on experiences within the interior design field.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35916
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/31/2020 - 05/08/2020
Fr
9:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Open

14 of 28
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35916 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: susan.nicholson@mesacc.edu

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