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NorCal CDC 2021

San Ramon, CA    1/15/2021 - 1/17/2021

Start off your DECA year with the Northern California District Career Development Conference! Hosted in the San Ramon Marriott, Norcal is the perfect opportunity to practice and show off your skills before States. At NorCal, you will be competing against all high schools in Northern California.


States CDC 2021

Santa Clara, CA    3/5/2021 to 3/8/2021

The States Career Development Conference is an opportunity for you to showcase your skills and excel. Perform well in this conference and you may qualify for DECA ICDC! The conference will start on Friday 3/5 and culminate on Monday 3/4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


ICDC 2021

Anaheim, CA    4/23/2021 to 4/28/2021

If you place at States CDC, you will qualify for ICDC, the DECA International Career Development Conference. It's an exhilarating trip where you get to meet people from all over the world! This year, ICDC will take place in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center!

What is DECA?


About DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


DECA As An Organization

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.


What Do Members Do?

DECA members partake in a variety of competitive events, from role playing interviews and giving speeches, to taking specialized tests and drafting reports, all meant to show proficiency and excellence in the vocational careers they have selected. These members learn valuable skills that will help them succeed in the corporate world and beyond.


Requirements to be a Member

Since DECA is a CTSO, the CA Department of Education requires all students to take a CTE course in order to be a member of DECA Inc. The CTE courses provided at Washington High School are Web Design, Marketing, Personal Finance, and Business Ownership. If a student cannot take a CTE course, the student can become a member of WHS DECA but cannot attend conferences like NorCal, States, and ICDC. The club will organize conferences like MiniCon for these members.


What about us?

WHS DECA is one of thousands of high school DECA chapters. We are the fourth largest DECA chapter in the Northern California district and are part of California DECA. We regularly compete at Career Development Conferences, such as NorCal, States, and International. Today, we are the premier business organization at Washington High School and continue to grow exponentially.


DECApprentices vs. DECompetitors

With the implementation of the New CTE Rule, DECA will be divided into two tiers: DECApprentices and DECompetitors. DECApprentinces are members who aren't enrolled in a CTE course but would like to be still be a part of WHS DECA. These members attend one conference, MiniCon,and will learn the skills used in DECA. DECompetitors are members who are enrolled in a CTE course and as a result will have the opportunity to attend the 3 main conferences: NorCal CDC, States CDC, and International CDC.