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  • STUDENTS: Getting ready for competition?

Former Vice President of Communications, Jessica Gehr, and Mr. Roy Coffman teamed up to produce a role play tutorial called "Get the Competitive Edge."

**Click here to watch Get The Competitive Edge Tutorial 

Competence, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program

  • Integrates into Classroom Instruction - An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.
  • Applies Learning - DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
  • Connects to Business - Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.
  • Promotes Competition - As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.

DECA prepares the next generation to be:

  • Academically Prepared - DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.  DECA theme logo 1819
  • Community Oriented - Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
  • Professionally Responsible - DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
  • Experienced Leaders - DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.