A supervised virtual professional practical experience (PPE) in coding, which requires students to assign ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS level II codes to inpatient, outpatient surgery, physician office, and emergency department electronic records and use appropriate software to abstract a minimum of 50 inpatient records. Students eligible to complete the virtual PPE in coding include those who are currently employed in the HIM department of a health care facility and those whom obtain permission of the instructor. Students will work under the supervision of the College's PPE Coordinator, who is a qualified RHIT. The virtual professional practice experience is designed to enable students to obtain actual work experience in theoretical and application-based procedures previously studied. This virtual professional practice consists of 120 hours, which can be completed on a full-time basis (40 hours/week for three weeks) or on a part-time basis over an extended period of time (e.g., eight hours/week for 15 weeks).