Creative Writing Certificate Program is a shared educational endeavor available through several MCCCD colleges. Any creative writing courses taken at certificate-offering campuses are transferable toward the certificate. Only six of the required 24 certificate credits must be earned at the individual college in which students enroll, offering writers tremendous flexibility in course scheduling and convenience. Completion of the Academic Certificate in Creative Writing does not lead to a particular degree program but is intended to help writers develop their talent and craft, as well as their continued enjoyment of writing for personal growth. Upon completing a certificate, each student produces an original writing portfolio that may be included in applications to undergraduate and graduate programs in creative writing.