Federal Work Study Program

The FWS Program provides funds that are earned through part-time employment to assist students in financing the costs of postsecondary education.  This program allows students to earn money while gaining work experience.

Eligibility is based on the student's resources and is determined by a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education; therefore, applicants must complete the FAFSA.

  • Jobs are available on-campus and at some off-campus locations.
  • Job postings can be found on Piedmont Technical College’s website and Facebook Page.
  • Currently this program pays $10.00-$11.00 per hour. 
  • Student must be meeting standards of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.
  • A listing of the Types of Federal Work Study Jobs for 2022-2023 can be found here.

If you have questions regarding this program, contact DeShawn Morgan at morgan.d@ptc.edu.

Current Openings

Department:  Human Resources - HR
Ginger Christian
Job Description: Serve as receptionist, work on data entry (lots of forms), and compile back data.
Special Skills Required:  Must be able to work with confidential information. Must have computer knowledge and be proficient in Excel.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  IT/Helpdesk
Lisa Lanford
Job Description: Provide frontline assistance with customer support of technical issues. Duties include but are not limited to answering phones, entering tickets, assigning tickets, Tier 1 support for students, staff, and faculty. Students working at the Helpdesk provide crucial services to the student body, faculty, and staff of the college.
Special Skills Required:  Excellent customer service; ability to interact with Helpdesk module; IT experience preferred.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Newberry County Center - NCC
Supervisor: Beth Jaeger
Job Description: Filing, answering phones, proctoring tests, delivering mail, packages, etc. Assisting with student engagement, facility decorations and events. Assisting students, faculty, and staff as needed. 
Special Skills Required:  Ability to work with confidential documents and information. Basic computer skills and willingness to be flexible. 
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Saluda County Center - SCC
Supervisor:  Brenda Edwards
Job Description: Assist with clerical duties, mailing, and calling projects, schedule appointments for testing, assist students in the LRC, assist with special projects and events, manage the front desk as needed.
Special Skills Required: Microsoft Office, Excel, Banner, D2L, Pathway, working with confidential information for proctored testing, exceptional front desk and customer service skills. 
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  McCormick County Center - MCC
Supervisor:  TBA
Job Description: Front desk assistant: answer phone, schedule appointments, proctor/monitor tests, log courier mail in and out, operate and maintain printers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines; responsibilities include but are not limited to working on the frontline and Learning Resource Center (LRC): greet customers, provide excellent customer service, assist students in the LRC with D2L and completing FAFSA, making copies, registering and logging in to take D2L Placement Test, maintain a clean campus environment, set up/clean up for campus events, assist with special projects as needed.
Special Skills Required:  Microsoft Office Suite, Word and Powerpoint, keyboarding, and familiarity with D2L and Pathway.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Laurens County Center - LCC
Supervisor: Kim Chalmers
Job Description: Answer phones, make appointments, assist students in computer lab, file, make copies, etc. Serve as front desk receptionist.
Special Skills Required: Good customer service skills and basic computer skills
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Commercial Art - ARV
Supervisor: Kendall Adams
Job Description: Work study/lab monitor; responsible for in-lab supervision and some light tutoring; additional responsibilities include scheduling assistant and office maintenance, filing, etc.
Special Skills Required: Adobe Creative Suite desirable but not required. Good organizational skills.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Mechanical Engineering Technology - MET
Supervisor: William Thrasher
Job Description: Assist with lab preparation and equipment maintenance. Other general clerical and equipment organization tasks as needed.
Special Skills Required: Ideally, the student should be mechanically inclined or at least have a willingness to learn.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Machine Tool Technology - MTT
Supervisor: Don Lytch
Job Description: Shop maintenance, machine repair, tool room attendant; help keep lab clean and organized. Cut stock for projects. 
Special Skills Required: Knowledge of machinery and standard machine tool tooling. Work with little supervision. Safety conscious.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Machine Tool Technology 2 - MTT
Supervisor: Phillip Calhoun
Job Description: Shop maintenance, machine repair, tool room attendant; help keep lab clean and organized. Cut stock for projects. Clean and maintain lab areas. Sort tooling and toolboxes. Work on odd jobs. Maintain lab machines.
Special Skills Required: Knowledge of machinery and standard machine tool tooling. Work with little supervision. Safety conscious.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Welding CAM
Supervisor: Tony Amos
Job Description: Oxyacetylene cutting and cleaning. Keep accurate inventory of welding consumables and materials required to operate welding lab. Organize and maintain daily use consumables and materials. Inspect and maintain organization of welding booth equipment. Inspect and maintain welding lab.
Special Skills Required: Ability to use cutting torch; basic math skills; basic computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook); communicate effectively written and orally; ability to track and document inventory items; use basic hand tools; ability to lift 50lbs.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Gunsmithing - GUN
Supervisor: John Littlefield
Job Description: Work study, cleaning and maintenance of machines, and other duties as requested.
Special Skills Required: Must have gunsmithing knowledge.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Curriculum & Online Learning - ID
Supervisor: Karla Gilliam
Job Description: Assist D2L administrator with customer support by answering tickets via email and Helpdesk ticket system. Assist with documentation and training for faculty and students. Assist with captioning requests and other accessibility concerns. Perform other processes and tasks related to online learning support and professional development as requested.
Special Skills Required: Must be able to work with confidential information. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products. Experience with HTML and CSS preferred.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  School of Healthcare/OTA
Supervisors: Paula Powell/Tara Gonce/Lisa Buchanan
Job Description: Filing, organizing, copying, saving, and maintaining electronic files; picking up mail, making campus runs, typing, answering phone.
Special Skills Required: Knowledge of computers and common software applications. Ability to organize and multi-task. 
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  New Student Advising
Supervisor: Amelia Jackson
Job Description: Answering phones, scheduling appointments, receiving and directing visitors, posting job openings, posting flyers on campus bulletin boards, preparing documents, making phone calls, filing, copying, and other general office duties as needed
Special Skills Required: Customer service, communication, professionalism, and basic computer skills.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Business Advising - BA
Supervisor: Nicole Fuller
Job Description: Answering phones and emails; answering student questions; setting up appointments in Bookings; looking up student information; assisting students with registration; typing and computer use; other office duties as assigned.
Special Skills Required: Good communication skills with staff/faculty and students; organizational skills; Microsoft Office; must be detail-oriented and able to follow instructions; ability to handle busy and/or high-stress situations; professionalism, dependability, friendliness. 
Pay rate: $10.00