High School DECA

DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.  North Dakota DECA was chartered in 1954 and continues to provide opportunities for its members. 


DECA is a co-curricular organization in North Dakota that connects the classroom to the DECA experience.  Teachers who have a CTE credential in Marketing Education who are teaching either marketing or business courses are eligible to advise a DECA Chapter at the high school level.  Chapters must be approved by the state DECA advisor. 


State standards are approved by the State Board for CTE and adopted by each approved program.  These standards are implemented into the daily curriculum taught in the classroom and students use these skills and knowledge as they compete in more than 40 DECA competitive events at the local, state, and national levels.


Four career clusters are incorporated into the learning process:  Business Management and Administration, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism and Marketing.  Entrepreneurship is embedded into all four cluster areas.


DECA members are encouraged to be involved in local, state and national activities.  Contact your chapter advisor or a state officer to learn more about what you can do and how you can be involved.