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 2018-2019 can be found here.

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

Current Openings

Department: Instructional Development
Supervisor: Bonnie Alger
Job Description: Office work and helpdesk work for D2L, must like technology and customer service, must be proficient in Word and Excel, must work independently and be prompt.
Special Skills Required: Desire to assist faculty and staff in a customer service center.
Pay rate: $8.00 

Department: Agriculture
Supervisor: Roger Estridge
Job Description: Upkeep of the garden and farm at the Saluda Campus
Special Skills Required: Operate Equipment
Pay rate: $8.00 

Department: General Engineering Tech
Supervisor: Sandy Warner
Job Description: Assist the ET department head with recruiting, general housekeeping, administrative work
Special Skills Required: Microsoft office, CAD skill, will be some heavy lifting
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Newberry County Center
Supervisor: Beth Jaeger
Job Description: Delivers PEN materials, checks classrooms, files, makes copies, proctors, exams, monitors all program flyers, hangouts and etc.
Special Skills Required:
Pay rate:

Department: Electronic Engineering Technology
Supervisor: Jason White/Doug Massey
Job Description: Office work, Lab organization
Special Skills Required: Use of Power Tools
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Horticulture
Supervisor: Daniel Greenwell
Job Description: Maintenance of horticulture grounds throughout the year especially during nonstudent 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

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

OFF Campus: GLEAMNS in Abbeville
Supervisor: Elaine Kennedy/Amy Glover
Job Description: Answering Phone, Assisting students and the public, filing and typing
Special Skills Required: Clerical and Keyboarding
Pay rate: $8.50