Computer Labs - Student Lab Assistant Job Information

Being a student lab assistant takes team work!
The student lab assistant provides a helpful service to the lab user while gaining valuable real-life work experience which utlimately enhances their technological as well as communication skills. Comments below are from previous Student Lab Assistants.

"The flexibility given to me in my schedule so that I never had a conflict with any class is a great thing." --Nick Newman

"The most important thing you will be doing is helping people get stuff done; making them feel comfortable with the machines and building their confidence." --Quinn Gilcrease

"I enjoyed the interaction with students and being able to show them how to use the machines and software to accomplish their objectives." --Eric Lester


Qualities Desired

  • Honesty, punctuality and a sense of responsibility is essential
  • Strong computer skills
  • Participatory and a people person
  • Welcoming attitude
  • Clean and neat appearance
  • Must be taking at least 10 credits at Pierce College to apply.

All applicants are required to attend 10 minutes during one Orientation Session and participate in a multi-layered interview process in order to be considered for a position.


You MUST ATTEND 10 - 15 minutes of an Orientation Session to begin the process of applying to work as a Student Lab Assistant. You can schedule an interview at this time -- a resume is a plus but not required. Pick up an Orientation Schedule in O301 Computer Lab in Ft. Steilacoom.

Orientation sessions for 2015 are scheduled for:
June 10th 9-11A and 2-4P in Room SNR112
June 11th 8-10A, 1-3P, and 4-5:30P in Room SNR112

Lab Assistant positions will be filled based on the following criteria, listed in order of importance.

  • The applicant's availability MUST fit within our needs in order to ensure maximum lab coverage.
  • The interview evaluation.


Interview Days
Interviews are by appontment ONLY. Please see Orientation info on how to schedule an interview.
Monday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 16, O301, Computer Lab (Ft. Steilacoom Campus)
Wednesday, June 24 and Thurs, June 25, C272 Computer Center (Puyallup Campus)


Chosen applicants will attend four days of intensive training in preparation for Fall Quarter 2015.

Paid Training involves presentations, a lecture series, movies, and hands-on instruction. Job shadowing will take place during July to mid-August. ALL TRAINING DAYS REQUIRE MANDATORY ATTENDANCE! The tentative schedule for training is:

  • Friday, July 10, Friday, July 17, Friday, September 11, and Friday, September 18.
  • Subject to change
  • C272 Computer Center (Puyallup Campus)
  • O103 BTech Computer Lab (Ft Steilacoom Campus)

Fort Steilacoom Labs

Olympic 301/302 (Main Lab)
Design Studio C405 (inside the Library, 4th floor)

Puyallup Labs

College Center 272 (Main Lab)
College Center 270
College Center 274
Student Multimedia Center AAH132

Contact Us

Kandee Nelson
District Computer Labs Manager