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 2020-2021 can be found here.

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

Current Openings

Department: Abbeville County Center
Supervisor: Pleshette Elmore J
Job Description: Cover front desk area, clean up after campus activities, proctor test when needed, provide technical assistance in classrooms and labs; assist as needed throughout campus.
Special Skills Required: Computer, great communication skills
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, handouts and etc.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Saluda County Center
Supervisor: Sherry Holmes
Job Description: Office Coordinator, Communicator, all automated office technology, administrative work.
Special Skills Required: Microsoft Office, Excel, Banner, D2L, Pathways, Working with confidential information for proctored testing, exceptional front desk and customer service skills
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: McCormick County Center
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: Laurens County Center
Supervisor: Paige Mills
Job Description: Office Coordinator, Communicator, all automated office technology, administrative work.
Special Skills Required: Microsoft Office, Excel, Banner, D2L, Pathways, working with confidential information for proctored testing, exceptional front desk and customer service skills
 Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Human Services
Supervisor: Deidre Rappley-Sayles/Kristi Byrd
Job Description: This position requires typing, filing skills and working on special projects as required. Knowledge of the computer and Excel are beneficial.
Special Skills Required: Being able to be flexible. This work study may have down time and then be very busy.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: General Engineering Technology
Supervisor: William Thrasher
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: 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: Gunsmithing
Supervisor: Jerry Capone
Job Description: Cleaning
Special Skills Required: Lifting
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: HVAC
Supervisor: Bill Cockrell
Job Description: Duties will include general cleaning of labs, organization of tools, equipment and materials. An ideal candidate would be a HVAC or IET student with a valid SCDL. The minimum requirements are to safely lift up to 50lbs, be able to perform light cleaning tasks, have a basic knowledge of common tools and be able to work at least 10 hours per week.
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: Building Construction
Supervisor: Kenneth McDaniel
Job Description: The student will be working in shop on projects for the program, maintaining all equipment and/or tools for program, organizing BCT tool crib and all other needs for the program.
Special Skills Required: Will be a BCT student who has the skills needed.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Engineering/Industrial
Supervisor: Lynn Baker
Job Description: Answer phones, use computer, perform general office functions.
Special Skills Required: Phone, Computer, Customer Service
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Information Commons/Library
Supervisor: Meredith Daniel
Job Description: Monitor computer lab front desk, monitor ID machine, inventory supplies, assist students, stock printers, update IDs and parking permits
Special Skills Required: Knowledge of MS Office, printers
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Library
Supervisor: Meredith Daniel
Job Description: Monitor computer lab front desk, assist students with computer issues; make college IDs, monitor and maintain printer. Work at library service desk; check materials in and out; shelve books; retrieve mail and book drop; complete other tasks as needed.
Special Skills Required: Computer software knowledge; customer service; attention to detail and accuracy; dependability and confidentiality re library records.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Continuing Education
Supervisor: Kassie Burton
Job Description: Be able to answer phones, file, speak with the public and enter information in the computer.
Special Skills Required: Computer software knowledge; customer service; attention to detail and accuracy; dependability and confidentiality with office records.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Health Science / OTA
Supervisor: Sara May
Job Description: This position requires typing, filing skills and working on special projects as required. Knowledge of the computer and Excel are beneficial. Taking an inventory of OTA supplies, set up and break down of lab assignments with instructor’s guidance and organization of program documents and meeting notes from program director and field work coordinator.
Special Skills Required: Professional communication, organizational skills and efficient time management.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Marketing and Public Relations
Supervisor: Russell Martin
Job Description: Working with all staff members in the Department of Marketing and Public Relations, this employee will help answer phones, greet visitors and run errands. He or she will review newspapers from our seven-county service area and log news articles regarding PTC in the offices press release database. Tasks will also include mounting and framing signage and posters needed for college events. Depending on the individual's skill-set, this employee could possibly add news articles to the college website on a weekly basis. Other duties may include hanging posters around campus and organizing office storage spaces.
Pay rate: $8.00

Department: Student Records
Supervisor: Tameika Wideman
Job Description: Student work-study will assist the Student Records staff in maintaining the vault, answering phones when needed, and purging inactive files.
Special Skills Required: Student work-study needs to be able to file alphabetically, answer phones professionally, and maintain strict confidentiality
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

Department: Student Life
Supervisor: David Rosenbaum
Job Description: Assist with events and activities throughout the year by hauling supplies, setting up and taking down event displays, creating and posting flyers on campus bulletin boards, submitting requests for Pathway messages, contacting students about events, tallying evaluations, and responding to needs of club advisors as needed. In addition to assisting with events, the work study will post jobs on the Jobs at a Glance website, assist with answering the main line phone, and complete other clerical duties in an office setting as assigned.
Special Skills Required: MS Office and internet computer skills; ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Pay rate: $8.00