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 Technology 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 Technology Assistant. You can schedule an interview at this time -- a resume is a plus but not required.

Orientation sessions for 2017 at FS are scheduled in Sunrise 112 for:

  • Monday, June 5 from 8 to 11am and 1 to 3pm

  • Tuesday, June 6 from 1 to 3pm and 4 to 6pm

  • Friday, June 9 from 8 to 11am

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 19, and Tuesday, June 20, O301, Computer Lab (Ft. Steilacoom Campus)
Wednesday, June 21 and Thurs, June 22, C272 Computer Center (Puyallup Campus)


Chosen applicants will attend four days of intensive training in preparation for Fall Quarter 2017.

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 14, Friday, July 21
  • O103 BTech Computer Lab (Ft Steilacoom Campus)
  • Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12.
  • C272 Computer Center (Puyallup Campus)
  • Subject to change

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

Travis Goodwin
Program Support Supervisor 1