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 $8.00-$8.50 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 2021-2022 can be found here.

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

Current Openings

Department: Facilities
Supervisor: Phil Wheeler
Job Description: Serve as receptionist and work on data entry; there are lots of forms and back data that need compiling.
Special Skills Required: Must be able to work with confidential information! Must have computer knowledge and be proficient in Excel.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Newberry County Campus
Supervisor: Beth Jaeger
Job Description: Delivers PEN materials, checks classrooms, files, makes copies, proctors, exams, monitors all program flyers, handouts and etc.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: McCormick County Campus
Supervisor: Pleshette Elmore
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, filing, answering basic pathway and D2L questions for students, providing excellent customer service.
Special Skills Required: Basic Computer Skills
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Engineering Graphics Technology
Supervisor: Christina Knight
Job Description: Looking for a student to assist with copies, filing, typing, etc. Mainly office work and helping around the labs, but some work will be physical.
Special Skills Required: Microsoft Office and CAD experience is a plus
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Automotive
Supervisor: Gerald Sartin
Job Description: Must clean, sweep, mop and empty trash cans in the automotive lab. Help organize and keep lab and tool room neat and clean. Assist instructors with any projects needed for class.
Special Skills Required: Must have general automotive knowledge and be able to safely lift approximately 50 lbs.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Horticulture
Supervisor: Daniel Greenwell
Job Description: Maintenance of horticulture grounds throughout the year, especially during non-student times. Maintenance will include mowing, trimming grass and shrubs, maintaining annual and perennial beds, spraying weeds, and fertilizing turf. The study will also aid in the planting and growing of mums and poinsettias during non-student times. The study will receive experience in the areas that create internship opportunities.
Special Skills Required: Basic horticulture knowledge
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Career Planning & Counseling
Supervisor: Cindy Klauck
Job Description: General office, answering telephone, making appointments for counselors, putting information packets together, assisting multiple programs within the Student Success Center, Dean of Students, Veteran Affairs, Career Planning & Counseling areas
Special Skills Required: Microsoft Office, Very pleasant & warm demeanor and ability to lift up to 25lbs.
Pay rate: $8.00

Off-Campus Jobs

OFF Campus:  CCY4/SCEC
Supervisor: Allen Lawson
Job Description: Assisting, helping, supervising students and reading to children in after-school program.
Special Skills Required: Being able to assist and supervise children and students after school
Pay rate: $8.50

OFF Campus:  Food Bank
Supervisor: TBA
Job Description: Ability to lift, stock food, take orders, answer phones, and file paperwork.
Special Skills Required: Ability to work with the public
Pay rate: $8.50