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:  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:  McCormick County Center - MCC
Supervisor: 
Job Description: Front Desk Assistant to 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 in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), greeting customers as they enter, providing excellent customer service, assisting students in the LRC with D2L, completing FAFSA, making copies, registering and logging in to take D2L Placement Test, maintaining a clean campus environment, setting up and cleaning up for campus events and activities, assisting with special projects as needed, filing, and answering basic Pathway and D2L questions for students.
Special Skills Required: Microsoft Office Suite: Word and Powerpoint; excellent customer service skills; familiarity with D2L and Pathway.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Engineering Graphics Technology - EGT
Supervisor: Christina Knight
Job Description: Cleaning the labs, basic office work, making copies, going to recruiting events, drawing on CAD, etc.
Special Skills Required: Computer skills, Microsoft Office, and CAD software
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Automotive - AUT
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: $10.00

Department:  Horticulture - HRT
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. Assist with the maintenance of greenhouse crops and the horticulture gardens. Assist with special projects in the horticulture program.
Special Skills Required: Basic horticulture knowledge; ability to work outside in hot or cold environments.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Admissions 3
Supervisor: Tymeshia Hill
Job Description: Assist with all Admissions mailings, i.e. Applicant/Acceptance Student Letters, Prospect Mail and Special Event mailings; assist with verification of documents; create Prospect Mailing Packets; assist with calling projects; provide excellent customer service while working at the frontline; refer callers with elevated needs to the correct Admissions staff member as needed; assist administrative specialist and counselors as needed; and maintain confidentiality of student accounts at all times.
Special Skills Required: General knowledge of college enrollment; exceptional customer service skills; professionalism at all times; and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Pay rate: $10.00

Department:  Business Advising - BA
Supervisor: Felicia 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

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: Ability to assist and supervise children and students after school
Pay rate: $11.00